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A Terraced Yard Makes The Most Of The Sloped Property At This Home

A Terraced Yard Makes The Most Of The Sloped Property At This Home

Photography by David Sievers

Mountford Williamson Architecture has designed a new home in Australia, that includes views across the neighboring vineyard and beyond.

The ‘L’ shaped floorplan of the home creates protected outdoor space and works with the topography of the site.

Making use of the sloped site, this modern yard has multiple levels that provide various areas for entertaining and relaxing.
Photography by David Sievers

Making use of the sloped site, the yard has multiple levels that provide various areas for entertaining and relaxing.

Making use of the sloped site, the yard has multiple levels that provide various areas for entertaining and relaxing.
Photography by David Sievers

The different levels of the yard are complemented by large boulders and plants of varying sizes. These plants also line the rear patio that wraps around the home.

The different levels of the yard are complemented by large boulders and plants of varying sizes. These plants also line the rear patio that wraps around the home.
Photography by David Sievers
A modern house with a wrap around porch.
Photography by David Sievers

At night, exterior lighting highlights the wood accents and patio.

Wood-framed sliding glass doors open the living spaces to a wrap around patio.
Photography by David Sievers
Wood-framed sliding glass doors open the living spaces to a wrap around patio.
Photography by David Sievers

The use of natural materials such as rammed earth and timber bring warmth to the home and helps establish a relationship with its bushland surroundings.

A modern covered front entrance with a large wood front door.
Photography by David Sievers
A modern entryway with a wood front wood and a rammed earth wall.
Photography by Jacqui Way

The interior, designed by Fabrikate, includes an open plan kitchen, dining, and living area, which has an immediate relationship with the outdoor entertaining space, and can be accessed through the wood-framed sliding glass doors.

A modern interior with an open plan kitchen, dining and living area, which has an immediate relationship with the outdoor entertaining space, and can be accessed through the wood framed sliding glass doors.
Photography by David Sievers
A modern interior with an open plan kitchen, dining and living area, which has an immediate relationship with the outdoor entertaining space, and can be accessed through the wood framed sliding glass doors.
Photography by David Sievers

A quieter space in the home that also opens to the outdoors, is a full-width day bed by the window, that takes advantage of the terrace and pool views.

A quieter space in thsi home that also opens to the outdoors, is a full width day bed by the window, that takes advantage of the terrace and pool views.
Photography by David Sievers

The home also has a large dark wood custom bookshelf that includes storage cabinets below.

A large dark wood custom bookshelf that includes storage cabinets below.
Photography by David Sievers

In one of the bedrooms, large windows and a sliding door provide an uninterrupted tree view.

Large windows and a sliding door provide an uninterrupted tree view in a modern bedroom.
Photography by Jacqui Way
Large windows and a sliding door provide an uninterrupted tree view in a modern bedroom.
Photography by Jacqui Way

In the bathrooms, dark wood vanities have been paired with dark flooring and light-colored walls.

A modern bathroom with a dark wood vanity that's been paired with dark flooring and light colored walls.
Photography by Jacqui Way
A modern bathroom with a dark wood vanity that's been paired with dark flooring and light colored walls.
Photography by Jacqui Way

Oversized Sliding Doors On This House Connect The Living Room With The Back Yard And An Outdoor Room

Oversized Sliding Doors On This House Connect The Living Room With The Back Yard And An Outdoor Room

Design practice CplusC Architectural Workshop has completed a house addition to a home in Australia.

The goal of the addition was to create more functional space for a young family, that would allow them to enjoy the natural daylight and have space for entertaining.

To achieve this, the designers created an addition that has an oversized sliding door, that contains a mix of opaque, clear, and frosted glass louvres to allow the family to control air, light, and privacy.

Door Ideas - This modern addition has an oversized sliding glass door, that contains a mix of opaque, clear and frosted glass louvres to allow the family to control air, light and privacy. #Doors #SlidingDoor #DoorIdeas #House Addition

The sliding door, when enclosing the living room, opens up an outdoor room at the side of the extension, that features a built-in wood seat, shade from wood slats, a small grassy area, and a garden wall.


Landscaping Ideas - This modern outdoor room features a built-in wood seat, shade from wood slats, a small grassy area, and a garden wall. #OutdoorRoom #GardenWall #HerbGarden #OutdoorSeating #WoodSlats #Landscaping

The garden wall showcases an expansive herb garden, with each plant in individual pots, making it easy to care for them and keep them organized.


Garden Ideas - This modern garden wall showcases an expansive herb garden, with each plant in individual pots, making it easy to care for them. #HerbGarden #GardenIdeas #LandscapeIdeas

In addition to the sliding door between the living room and yard, there’s a second oversized door that connects the outdoor room and the living room, helping to completely close off the living room during winter, while still allowing light to filter in, or be left open in warmer weather.


An oversized sliding door connect s an outdoor room and the living room, helping to completely close off the living room during winter, while still allowing light to filter in, or be left open in warmer weather. #SlidingDoor #LivingRoom #OutdoorSpace

The new addition make use of materials commonly found in local construction such as timber, recycled brick, glass, and concrete. A fireplace and a few steps provides separation between the living room and the dining room and kitchen.


In this modern living room that features a time ceiling and recycled brick wall, there's fireplace and a few steps that provides separation between the living room and the dining room and kitchen. #LivingRoom #Fireplace #BrickWall #WoodCeiling

The high ceilings throughout the addition are timber lined, to ensure the space feels warm and inviting even in the large open rooms.


The high ceilings throughout this modern addition are timber lined, to ensure the space feels warm and inviting even in the large open rooms. #WoodCeilings #DiningRoom #ModernHouseAddition

Adjacent to the dining room is the all white kitchen, that has a skylight to add natural light, and a mirrored backsplash that reflects the herb garden outside.


Kitchen Ideas - In this modern all-white kitchen, there's a skylight to add natural light, and a mirrored backsplash that reflects the herb garden outside. #KitchenIdeas #KitchenDesign #WhiteKitchen #KitchenSkylight #MirroredBacksplash
Photography by Murray Fredericks and Michael Lassman | Design practice: CplusC Architectural Workshop (Facebook, Instagram)

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This Hamptons House Opens Up To An Expansive Yard With A Swimming Pool

This Hamptons House Opens Up To An Expansive Yard With A Swimming Pool

Photography by Matthew Carbone

Architecture firm Studio 1:1 together with development firm Dubrow Group, have completed a new and modern house in East Hampton, New York.

The house is set on 3 acres, and has a wood siding exterior that helps the house blend into the surrounding woodlands.

The house is set on 3 acres, and has a wood siding exterior that helps the house blend into the surrounding woodlands. #ModernArchitecture #ModernHouse #HouseDesign #WoodSiding
Photography by Matthew Carbone

Inside, the main social areas of the house, like the living room and dining room all share the same open room. Two fireplaces, one at each end of the room, and wood ceiling and flooring, add warmth to the space.


Living Room Ideas - Inside this modern house, the main social areas, like the living room and dining room all share the same open room. Two fireplaces, one at each end of the room, and wood ceiling and flooring, add warmth to the space. #LivingRoom #DiningRoom #LivingRoomIdeas #InteriorDesign #WoodCeiling
Photography by Matthew Carbone

The wood ceiling continues through to the kitchen, that has an expansive island. Sliding glass doors connect the main floor of the home with the patio and yard.


Kitchen Ideas - This modern kitchen has an expansive island that provides ample counter space and room for seating. The wood ceiling travels from the kitchen through to the living room and dining room. #KitchenIdeas #KitchenDesign #ModernKitchen
Photography by Matthew Carbone

Steps from the patio lead to a large grassy area, that then leads to the swimming pool and a pool house.


Landscaping Ideas - This modern wood house has steps from the patio that lead to a large grassy area, that then leads to the swimming pool and a pool house. #Landscaping #Patio #OutdoorSteps #SwimmingPool
Photography by Matthew Carbone

Back inside the house and in one of the bedrooms, is a wood accent wall that complements the wood found throughout the house, and the bed frame. A large window provides a view of the yard and the trees in the distance.


Bedroom Ideas - This modern bedroom has a wood accent wall that complements the wood found throughout the house, and the bed frame. A large window provides a view of the yard and the trees in the distance. #BedroomIdeas #MOdernBedroom #WoodAccentWall
Photography by Matthew Carbone | Real Estate Development Firm: Dubrow Group | Architect: Studio 1:1 | Landscape Architect: Joe Tyree | Interior Decorator: Shaler Ladd Design Corporation

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A Large Pivoting Window Opens This House To The Front Yard

A Large Pivoting Window Opens This House To The Front Yard

Nommo Arquitetos has completed the design of a house in Curitiba, Brazil, that features a large pivoting window next to the front door.

The red front door and window frame provide a pop of color to the white house and match the steps that connect to the sidewalk.

The red front door and window frame provide a pop of color to this modern white house, and match the steps that lead connect to the sidewalk. #RedFrontDoor #RedFrontSteps #RedWindowFrames

When the front door is open, the large pivoting window can be moved by pushing the frame to open it up completely, exposing the interior of the home to the front yard.

When the front door of this modern house is open, the large pivoting window can be moved by pushing the frame to open it up completely, exposing the interior of the home to the small grass patio. and front yard. #PivotingWindow #RedFrontDoor #WindowIdeas

Once open, the window can be locked in place, so the view looks straight through to the interior of the home to the rear patio, which also has a wall of glass windows that can be slid open, exposing the backyard.

When the front door of this modern house is open, the large pivoting window can be moved by pushing the frame to open it up completely, exposing the interior of the home to the small grass patio. and front yard. #PivotingWindow #RedFrontDoor #WindowIdeas

You can watch the video below to learn more about the house.

Photography by Eduardo Macarios | GIF and video by João Castelo Branco | Design: Nommo Arquitetos | Builder: Ion Engenharia

A Landscaped Yard Extends The Living Space Of This Modern Home

A Landscaped Yard Extends The Living Space Of This Modern Home

Malan Vorster Architecture Interior Design has completed a modern home that’s’ nestled between Devil’s Peak and Signal Hill in Cape Town, South Africa.

Stone and gabion walls with plants are lit up by exterior lighting at the front of this modern home, while wood slats add a natural element on the upper level of the home.

Stone and gabion walls with plants are lit up by exterior lighting at the front of the home, while wood slats add a natural element on the upper level of the home.

A modern home with an upper level that has wood slats and a covered balcony.
A modern house with a concrete and black exterior.

Stepping inside, the entryway is furnished with a wood console table and round mirror.

A modern entryway furnished with a wood console table, artwork, and a round mirror.

The open plan interior includes a spacious living room and dining room, while a couple of steps leads up to the kitchen.

The open plan interior  of this modern home includes a spacious living room and dining room, while a couple of steps leads up to the kitchen.

The kitchen has minimalist cabinets and a double height ceiling with a wall of glass that shows off the mountains in the distance.

A modern kitchen with minimalist cabinets, a high ceiling, and plenty of windows.
A modern kitchen with minimalist cabinets, a high ceiling, and plenty of windows.

The kitchen opens up to the yard, which also a secondary level with a pergola and outdoor lounge, and a swimming pool.

A landscaped yard with an upper level that's dedicated to a swimming pool and pergola.

Back inside, and there’s a wood staircase with black accents that connects the different floors of the home.

A modern wood staircase with black accents.

At the top of the stairs, there’s a dedicated home office with room for two, custom shelving, and a few house plants.

A modern home office with room for two people.

Here’s a look at the floor plan that shows the layout of the home.

The floor plan of a modern multi-story home with landscaped yard.
Photography by Adam Letch | Architect’ Firm: Malan Vorster Architecture, Interior Design | Lead Architects: Pieter Malan, Jan-Heyn Vorster & Peter Urry | Structural Engineer: Design Tech Structural Engineers | Quantity Surveyors: Heinrich Beer Quantity Surveyors | Landscape Designer: Franchesca Watson | Main Contractor: Conruton Construction

Multiple Levels Give This Small Yard Room For Entertaining

Multiple Levels Give This Small Yard Room For Entertaining

Landscape design firm Seed Studio, has completed a multi-level yard for a home in San Francisco, California, that’s owned by a couple who like to entertain.

Landscaping Ideas - This modern landscaped backyard has a raised outdoor lounge deck, a wood burning firepit, succulents, bamboo, and a vegetable garden. #LandscapingIdeas #GardenIdeas #PlantIdeas #ModernYard #ModernBackyard #TieredYard

Stairs lead up to the first level of the yard, that’s dedicated to the Manta Ray fire bowl, designed by Fire Pit Art.

Pami pebbles (a mixture of rounded pebbles) were used as the gravel material, creating a natural surface for the wood stumps to sit on, while the edge of the next level acts as additional seating.


Landscaping Ideas - This modern landscaped backyard has a raised outdoor lounge deck, a wood burning firepit, succulents, bamboo, and a vegetable garden. #LandscapingIdeas #GardenIdeas #PlantIdeas #ModernYard #ModernBackyard #TieredYard

Pavers, also surrounded by pebbles, and stairs lead up to the highest level in the backyard.

A variety of plants have been added to the garden, including succulents compatible with the rocky soil, bamboo for screening, and a vegetable garden for homemade meals.


Landscaping Ideas - This modern landscaped backyard has a raised outdoor lounge deck, a wood burning firepit, succulents, bamboo, and a vegetable garden. #LandscapingIdeas #GardenIdeas #PlantIdeas #ModernYard #ModernBackyard #TieredYard

The upper level is home to the outdoor living room, that’s been furnished with a soft blue couch, and is the perfect spot for conversation.


Landscaping Ideas - This modern landscaped backyard has a raised outdoor lounge deck, a wood burning firepit, succulents, bamboo, and a vegetable garden. #LandscapingIdeas #GardenIdeas #PlantIdeas #ModernYard #ModernBackyard #TieredYard

The view of the neighborhood can be seen from from the upper level of the backyard.


Landscaping Ideas - This modern landscaped backyard has a raised outdoor lounge deck, a wood burning firepit, succulents, bamboo, and a vegetable garden. #LandscapingIdeas #GardenIdeas #PlantIdeas #ModernYard #ModernBackyard #TieredYard
Image editing: Travis Rhoads Photography | Construction: Dragon Werks

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Landscaping Ideas - This modern landscaped backyard has a raised outdoor lounge deck, a wood burning firepit, succulents, bamboo, and a vegetable garden. #LandscapingIdeas #GardenIdeas #PlantIdeas #ModernYard #ModernBackyard #TieredYard
Landscaping Ideas - This modern landscaped backyard has a raised outdoor lounge deck, a wood burning firepit, succulents, bamboo, and a vegetable garden. #LandscapingIdeas #GardenIdeas #PlantIdeas #ModernYard #ModernBackyard #TieredYard
Landscaping Ideas - This modern landscaped backyard has a raised outdoor lounge deck, a wood burning firepit, succulents, bamboo, and a vegetable garden. #LandscapingIdeas #GardenIdeas #PlantIdeas #ModernYard #ModernBackyard #TieredYard
Landscaping Ideas - This modern landscaped backyard has a raised outdoor lounge deck, a wood burning firepit, succulents, bamboo, and a vegetable garden. #LandscapingIdeas #GardenIdeas #PlantIdeas #ModernYard #ModernBackyard #TieredYard

Before & After – An Extensive Yard Renovation For This House In Turkey

Before & After – An Extensive Yard Renovation For This House In Turkey

As part of an overall house renovation in Istanbul, Turkey, TEAM Project Architecture transformed the yard to create an ‘oasis in the desert’.

The extensive yard upgrade starts at the front of the house, where a small garden was replaced with a path, and a larger tree.

The side of the house, which now has modern black window frames, has had its path replaced with pavers and white pebbles, and a swimming pool has been added.

The house has also been extended to provide additional living space that opens up to the yard, while hidden lighting showcases the lines of the architecture at night.

A raised deck by the new swimming pool acts as a sunbathing terrace.

A tiled wall acts as a water wall alongside the pool and provides privacy for the landscaped yard.

The backyard landscape design also includes a variety of raised sections that help to define the new areas like the barbecue / outdoor kitchen, lounge area, and dining area.

The dining area is covered with a modern pergola, providing shade on a hot sunny day.

There’s also a patio with high back chairs and a sofa for relaxing or entertaining.

Looking down from the upper level of the home, you can see the overall layout, and how the interior of the home opens up to interact with the outdoor spaces.

Watch the video below to see a glimpse of the interior of the home.

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Photography: Gurkan Akay | Project Office: TEAM Project Architecture | Design Team: Aykut METE, Numan Zülfikar, ?brahim Alican | Implementation Team: Tamer Ekinci | Contractor: TEAM Project Architecture