The first thing that comes to mind when entering the large hallways and the enormous open-space rooms is that can be achieved. Everything is so well organized. From the outdoor landscape that seems depicted from a Photoshop picture to the sophisticated furniture which compliments every room in the house you’re in a dream place filled with natural light. On top of this the feeling of airiness blends well with the needed privacy.
The bedroom features a bed that’s suspended from the ceiling and built-in shelving is the perfect destination for interesting finds that add character and style.
Technically our next featured dwelling isn’t a house–it’s a hotel! The Gruene Homestead Inn in New Braunfels Texas is billed as “one of the most distinctive units available” at the inn. And this unit is the equivalent of a one-bedroom loft apartment built into a 1940s grain silo.
Nestled in a hilly terrain and surrounded by a lush green canopy the home sports tasteful and sophisticated interiors which are as appealing as the view outside. A beautiful metallic staircase connects the outdoors directly with the lavish terrace space that promises unabated views of both the woods and the city skyscrapers in the distance.
The Blue Crest model (shown below) consists of two modules resulting in a 4-bedroom 2 1/2-bath residence that includes a screened porch a garage and a deck:
As noted on the Brooks + Scarpa website this home seamlessly blends with the hillside merging the natural and the artificial in the most intriguing of ways. Luis Vasquez is the project’s engineer and he worked his magic with the architects to create a property that has won the AIA Los Angeles NextLA Award as well as the honor of being exhibited at the National Building Museum’s “Liquid Stone Exhibit” in Washington D.C.
And now the big question: Could you live in a modular home? If so would it be a summer place or would it be your permanent dwelling? Or perhaps you’d simply enjoy a modular structure in the garden for a little contemporary shelter on a sunny day. Share your thoughts by leaving a comment below…