Russian architect Alex Nerovnya is known for his glossy renderings of gorgeous, if constructionally impractical, homes. His latest project, the York House, is no different. Situated in a moody wooded landscape, the home looks like it could have been stamped out of a cookie cutter. Its asymmetrical gabled form appears split in half—the two sections of the home with slanted roofs sit on different levels, separated by a rectangular volume clad in smoked glass. Like most of his realistic renderings, the York House is just striking enough to make you look twice and wish it were real — via Curbed
Blaze Makoid Architecture has recently completed a modern house in Teton Village, Wyoming, for an active family of five who love the outdoors.
The house has a cedar shingle, gabled roof with eaves that extend to protect the reclaimed barn wood siding from the elements. A ribbon of rustic local fieldstone runs the perimeter of the project’s base and also clads the chimneys and feature walls — via Contemporist
The Bookworm Cabin is as cosy as its name suggests. Nestled into the woods 48km outside of Warsaw, Poland, the compact weekend home is custom-built for curling up with a book.
Entrepreneur Bart?omiej Kraciuk and interior designer Marta Puchalska-Kraciuk of Moszczy?ska Puchalska design studio worked with POLE Architekci to design the cabin for the sole purpose of relaxing and reading. Its timber walls are lined with bookshelves, while its large windows bring in loads of natural light — via Curbed
When Indian delivered a new Scout Bobber to young Dutch designer Luuc Muis, there was a catch: he had just 20 weeks to turn his ideas into metal. And to complicate matters, it would have to be an after-hours job. Because Luuc works full-time for the Harley parts specialist Motorcycle Storehouse and the helmet brand Roeg.
But Luuc delivered, turning his sketches into an incredible Scout Bobber called Hasty Flaming Buffalo, and built in the workshop of his friend Bert Jan of Outsiders Motorcycles — via Bike EXIF
Bureau de Change has recently completed a building in London that features an interlocking brick facade made from 5,000 blocks.
Built by boutique property developer HGG London,
The Interlock is a five-story mixed-use development that was designed to complement the neighboring architectural styles and brickwork — via Contemporist
The 1,143 square metre house in Park City, Utah looks worthy of a James Bond movie, with a curving, not-quite-circular shape designed by Salt Lake City-based Upwall Design Architects. The living spaces are housed in the main section, with soaring ceilings and a modern, expansive kitchen. Light wood floors contrast with a darker wood on the ceiling, and throughout the home there are huge windows looking out to forest views. 217 White Pine Canyon Road is on the market now for $14,000,000 — via Curbed
This modern house on the southern coast of Australia is layered with concrete. The project, from Australian firm Takt Studio, puts the material to smart use with an interior outfitted in cool gray and an exterior wall made from massive blocks of recycled concrete that climb upward into a tiered landscaping wall.
The property has two structures—the main house, which sits on a slope and has a large veranda that looks toward the ocean; and a smaller guest house called the
Jenga House for its stacked timber façade — via Curbed
This Buff & Hensman house in Eagle Rock, California, has never been on the market since it was constructed back in 1968. Omar Paxson, a playwright, director and professor in the Occidental College theatre arts department, commissioned it, had it built and loved it for a long, long time. It is now in need of a new owner and perhaps a bit of work too — via WowHaus
Designed by the Houston, Texas, architectural firm of Curtis & Windham Architects, the compound consists of three distinct buildings: a main living lodge; an owner’s casita with a large library, two bedrooms, and two baths; and a guest building with two bedrooms and two baths. The home sits on a bluff on 1,500 acres overlooking the Chama River, Abiquiu Lake, and Ghost Ranch — landscapes frequently captured by painter Georgia O’Keeffe. Instead of building a multi-story mansion in this desert environment, the architects sought to integrate the home into the surrounding plateaus. Estancia del Rio is on the market for $12,000,000 — via Curbed
Ash Tree House, designed by NVB Architects, is located in the village of Batcombe, Somerset, which is surrounded by
picturesque countryside in the valley of the River Alham. But not too isolated, with the market town of Frome and Shepton Mallet just a short drive away and a train route to London from nearby Bruton too — via WowHaus
Julio Zegers Arquitectos designed RH House in Cachagua, Chile — via ArchDaily
This 1960s modernist water tower in Assen, Holland is an ideal Grand Designs project. The Assen water tower was designed in 1960 by architect W ter Braake, replacing an older water tower nearby. It stands around 34m high and consists of a hexagonal shaft and a cylindrical reservoir with a flat roof extending out above. The good news for potential buyers is that the tower and its water reservoir (which has a capacity of 550,000 litres) was renovated back in 2007.
This is being offered to the right person for a symbolic value of just €1, who has the most feasible and realistic plan for responsible re-use within three years.. If you want it, the subsurface and adjacent plots of the water tower must be purchased as well, which seem to be owned by the local authority. The extra outlay will mean you will need to find a further €14,280 before you begin your Grand Design — via WowHaus
This fantastic cafe-stroke-bobber is the 50th motorcycle to roll out of the Tamarit Motorcycles workshop just outside Alicante, Spain. Called
Stalker, this semi-centennial celebration is based on a 2006 carb-model Triumph Thruxton 900. It was built for a client in Mallorca who had recently spent time in Thailand, and discovered its blossoming cafe racer scene — via Bike EXIF