Big, Bold, New and Old

Jackson Hole Wyoming USA ¬†– ¬†Atelier One Year Built: ¬† ¬† 2010 Built Area: ¬† ¬† ¬†Substantial! Not everyone wants or can afford a home of this size. However, it is refreshing to see such a substantial home using so much reclaimed timber. In fact, despite it’s substantial size, the use of reclaimed timber, wood […]

Gavarres Weekender

Girona ¬†Spain – ¬†Zest Architecture¬† Year built: ¬† ¬† 2013 Built area: ¬† ¬† 440 m2 ¬†(4,750 sq. ft.) Lot size: ¬† ¬†25 hectares (62 acres) Photography:¬† ¬† ¬†Jesus Granada An old stone ruin,¬†25 hectares of oak forest and¬†distant views to the¬†Mediterranean. Perfect… except that local building regulations demanded¬†that the building had to be rebuilt […]

Recycled Colorado Cabin

Sangre de Christo Mountains Colorado¬† – ¬†Source: ¬†Timber Home Living At an elevation of 2,750 metres (9,000 ft), this isn’t a climate for¬†the¬†faint hearted. ¬†But the spectacular views and 10 hectare (40 acre) homesite proved irresistible to the¬†Winograds. ¬†With the help of local craftsmen they sourced timber from a demolished tyre factory and a dairy […]

The Escarpment House

New South Wales, Australia – Timothy Moon Architects Photography: ¬© Timothy Moon Architects The Australian¬†Timber¬†Development¬†Association runs an annual competition for timber constructs. ¬†This home is¬†the¬†2011 winner of the following categories: The Recycled Timber Award, 2011 The Residential Class 1 ‚Äď New Buildings Award, 2011 The Timber as a Structural Element Award, 2011 The Best Central […]

Dunluce – 900 years in the planning

Dunluce - Castle On A Hill

Near Brisbane QLD ¬†Australia ¬†– ¬†Owner designed and built Land area: ¬† ¬†32 Hectares (80 acres) Built area: ¬† ¬† 340 m2 ¬†(3,672 sq. ft.) plus veranda area of 237 m2 (2,560 sq. ft.) Year Completed: 1997 In Celtic Dunluce means ‘Castle On A Hill’. The home’s design is loosely based on a 12th century […]

Redfern warehouse conversion

Redfern Warehouse Conversion

Redfern ¬†Australia ¬†– ¬†Baker Kavanagh Architects Year built: ¬† ¬† 2010 Photography: ¬† ¬† Brett Boardman Redfern sits right on the edge of Sydney’s CBD. For¬†most of the 20th century it was the place most Australians did¬†not want to live. It had a fearsome reputation for drug and alcohol fuelled violence. As older houses degraded, […]

Barn home featuring large art studio!

Barn Home Connecticut

Roxbury, Connecticut Living Area SqFt: 13,209 Photography: Mark Madonna What was once a huge dairy barn is now a luxurious contemporary home waiting for its new owner… This barn conversion is every artist’s dream¬†– the¬†dramatic view of the countryside and the large, tranquil space it offers are simply perfect for finding creative inspiration! Located on […]

Old bus converted into a majestic and cozy home

Majestic Converted Bus

Hay-on-Wye, Wales Can you imagine spending a holiday literally on a bus, in the countryside and enjoying a uniquely relaxing ride? Well, you can in Hay-on-Wye, Wales, where a converted bus, the Majestic, has been remodeled into a little guest house. Now we have posted numerous converted bus projects, with most of them used as […]

1962 Western Pacific Airstream converted into luxury home!

1962 Western Pacific Airstream Luxury Home

If this Airstream trailer looks grand to you, then you haven’t seen anything yet until you see its interior! This 1962¬†trailer, once commissioned by the¬†Western Pacific Railroad company to serve as a private train car for¬†Maintenance of Way Foreman. It is now a luxury home interior designed to take its owners and visitors back to […]

The Shearer’s Quarters

The Shearer's Quarters John Wardle Architects

North Bruny Island ¬†Tasmania ¬†Australia –¬†John Wardle Architects Having spent a few weeks sailing around Bruny Island and the¬†D’Entrecasteaux Channel, I can attest to the beauty of this area. ¬†If it was a few degrees warmer in winter, I’d move there in a heartbeat. ¬†In fact, if I could call The Shearer’s Quarters ‘home’, I […]