Clean and contemporary in every way, this new cube bathtub by Kohler proves that simplicity is always in style. The Underscore Cube Bubble Massage Bath features a cool, sophisticated square silhouette (measuring 48 by 48 by 43 inches) that will look great freestanding in the center of the room or tucked into a corner. The deep bath (with a 27 ½-inch well!) invites you to soak away the cares of the day in its still pool, or let the hydrotherapy soothe your muscles. The Cube bathtub features two built-in seats at different heights and is also available in the drop-in design. The simple style works well with contemporary, traditional, and transitional bathroom designs.
The Peaks View residence was designed by Carney Logan Burke Architects near Wilson, Wyoming, to blend into the beautiful mountain scenery and accommodate contemporary living.
The synergistic building integrates well into the built neighborhood through a more traditional gable roof volume, and responds to the need for contemporary living design through the airy living pavilion with floor to ceiling windows. The pavilion features a minimal and extended shed roof seemingly supported only by the rough concrete fireplace and chimney. The residence is lined around a central courtyard with an outdoor dining place. The interiors are remarkable through comfortably classic furniture and rich warm timber cladding for the ceilings, as well as the spectacular staircase with a parapet of staggered wood boards.
The fantastic Terrace Mountain House by Dick Clark Architecture is located in Westlake Hills, near Austin, Texas.
Placed intimately off the street and granted a splendid view of downtown Austin, the residence maintains a traditional gable house shape with an interplay of massive walls, but intrigues with amazing modern living spaces. The focal point of the house is the airy, 2-story living and dining place under clerestories and exposed roof structure, furnished with classic yet minimal furniture and appliances. Vernacular materials are showcased all over the house: Texas Lueders limestone, copper, and stucco, their roughness and texture alternating with the inspired use of stylish striped tiles for kitchen and bathroom. They are further complemented beautifully by the contemporary details. Another fabulous feature is the pool prolonged from the sliding glass walls of the living space over the terrace seemingly over the edge of the cliff.
There’s nothing like a personal touch in your home to give it that uniquely “you” look and feel. These hand forged iron railings by Bushy Park Ironworks add an element of custom craftsmanship that makes your home really feel like it was made just for you. Dubbed “Branch,” this custom staircase design boasts wild, wonderful curves and twists that evoke the feeling of the great outdoors, complementing your indoor and outdoor spaces alike. Whether you’re in the middle of a big renovation project or a small update, these contemporary iron railings are the perfect finishing touch for the foyer, upper landing, or outdoor balcony. Based in Dublin, Ireland, this company forges in wrought iron, mild steel, stainless steel, bronze, copper and brass, or combines metals with stone, glass, ceramics, resin, and wood. The artistry behind these functional pieces of art is just incredible.
The discreet, twin, self-supporting glass staircase from Italian furniture house Faraone will have you floating on air — at least, that’s how it will look. This contemporary staircase by designer Roberto Volpe features lightweight (both in look and in feel) transparent treads made of safe and durable tempered glass which mount directly to your wall with contemporary steel supports available in chrome or brushed finish. The banister is also made of tempered and laminated glass which offers additional support without cluttering up the look of the space. This cool stair concept is perfect for modern minimalist apartments, industrial lofts, open-concept spaces, and even as a contemporary element in a traditional home.
A single deformed cylinder, prolonged and carved into, is an enclosure bringing tribute to the organic nature of the environment it was built in. The concrete shell of the cylinder wraps around a porch and ends circling a tree which is the focal point of the patio. The construction conveys a duality with nature in spite of appearing highly futuristic. No curve is unaccounted for, each being prolonged from one plan into another. The shape of the walls makes for a warm and comforting inner space and accents the change of light during the day by utilizing two glass facades and the round piercings into the cover. The flowing spaces afford a gradual, intimate and sinuous perception and natural ventilation throughout the residence. The main materials of the building are white concrete and rich wood, simple and appropriate for this privileged enclave. The beautiful venue uses the lush forest as an integral part of its landscaping.