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Posts Tagged ‘ Homes ’

The Mykonos, Greece Villa.


So after a call that we here at djstormsblog.com put out to Greece, we began to get many an invitation to rent houses.  One of my personal favorites was a sea-side, villa, with pool, and turn-down service.  It was one of the most spectacular homes in Mykonos, but you can check out the full rental profile HERE.

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Tim Street-Porter.


Los Angeles photographer Tim Street-Porter is a genius with a camera. His photos are stunning – perfect composition and lighting. He makes each space come to life and has you take a second look. He has shot some pretty spectacular homes.

Rees Roberts Architecture


Rees Roberts + Partners is an award-winning interior and landscape design firm formed in 2007 to give those departments formerly of Steven Harris Architects a distinct presence and identity. Rees Roberts + Partners has completed projects worldwide, including townhouses and apartments in Manhattan and Brooklyn; residences in upstate New York, Connecticut, the Hamptons, Miami, San Francisco, and New Mexico; a house in Cape Town, South Africa; a lakefront home in Geneva, Switzerland; and a boutique hotel and spa on an island off the coast of Croatia.

 

Known for interiors that defer to the elements of art, light, and views, the firm creates spaces that are tailored to both the context of each location and the character of the individual. While inventive and informed by a well-rounded knowledge of architectural styles, the designs remain true to clients’ practical realities and varied lifestyles. Rees Roberts + Partners is also recognized for its innovative landscape design and skill in integrating the built structure and natural environment. The firm understands that landscapes are key in defining the character of a place—particularly in New York, where a garden can provide a welcome respite within the urban cityscape. The firm seeks sustainable and ecologically meaningful design solutions that respect each project’s surroundings.

20 Luxury Hot Spots


Saota Magazine released a list of 50 homes around the world that would make people consider early retirement.  I unfortunately am nowhere near retirement, so when I see these properties all I see is a potential spot to rent out on a trip.  Some of the places highlighted on the Saota list are a bit too… not my style, so below I present my favorite 20 photos of these ridiculously stunning hilltop havens of architectural bliss.

Would You Live in a Shipping Crate?


Cheap, transportable and recyclable, Adam Kalkin’s container homes may be the next wave of prefab.

Adam Kalkin isn’t the only architect to make homes out of shipping containers. A handful of architects, including Jennifer Siegal and Lot-Ek, began using them ten years ago as a gritty reaction against the tidy white surfaces of modernism. But nobody has employed shipping containers more inventively than Kalkin, a New Jersey architect and artist who has used them to design luxurious homes, museum additions, and refugee housing.

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