Architect Gert Wingårdh created this passionately outfitted vacation home for two midcentury furniture dealers on the western coast of Sweden.
A Fermob table and chairs are on the rooftop terrace. “The weather is unpredictable, to say the least. You want to be outside but you don’t want to sit in the middle of a gale,” says one resident. “But [at this house] you can always find a place that’s quiet.”
This house in Los Angeles' Echo Park makes the most of its narrow lot with open-plan spaces spread out over four levels.
Planted with three olive trees and drought-resistant shrubs, the roof terrace provides an entertaining space, where resident Simon Storey often has friends over for drinks and dinner. Storey made the deck out of clear-coated Douglas fir to save costs; it also echoes the cabinets inside, providing visual continuity. “[I wanted] to keep the variety of wood species you use to a minimum,” says Storey.
Spatial efficiency meets energy efficiency in this Bay Area home designed by an architect for his parents.
Atop the home's 30-foot tower, a roof deck emerges through the trees, providing a unique vantage point of the structure below and the surrounding townscape.
Filled with the resident's childhood memories, this quirky home's update kept it true to its San Diego heritage. What this cottage lacks in size is made up for by stunning views of the ocean. The homeowners lounge on a Crate & Barrel sofa underneath a Hausers umbrella.
When plans for a prefab home flopped, Rian and Melissa Jorgensen were introduced to Jonathan Feldman of Feldman Architecture, whose custom design was able to deliver an environmentally conscious modern home that met all budgetary restrictions and exceeded all expectations.
"In this project, we got so much benefit out of this "secret garden" for the master suite along with all of these environmental benefits that the residents were excited to embrace. It's one of the pieces we are happiest about," says Feldman.
Armed with a keen eye for design and a yen for vintage furniture shopping, Glee star Jayma Mays and actor Adam Campbell revitalized a formerly jumbled Los Angeles house. Architect Mike Jacobs transformed the roof into a series of decks, this deck features Crate & Barrel’s Dune sofa and coffee table.