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459 Contemporary Home Design Photos

Milwaukee Bluff House
Milwaukee Bluff House
Karen Kempf Interiors
With a complete gut and remodel, this home was taken from a dated, traditional style to a contemporary home with a lighter and fresher aesthetic. The interior space was organized to take better advantage of the sweeping views of Lake Michigan. Existing exterior elements were mixed with newer materials to create the unique design of the façade. Photos done by Brian Fussell at Rangeline Real Estate Photography
Fence at Suburban Oasis
Fence at Suburban Oasis
Princeton Design Collaborative
Garden path with trellis Photo by: Jeffrey Edward Tryon of PDC
treehouse
treehouse
Gardner Architects LLC
Photography by Jim Tetro This house, built in the 1960s, sits southfacing on a terrific wooded lot in Bethesda, Maryland. The owners desire a whole-house renovation which would improve the general building fabric and systems, and extend the sense of living out of doors in all seasons. The original sixties-modern character is preserved and the renovation extends the design forward into a contemporary, modern approach. Connections to and through the site are enhanced through the creation of new larger window and door openings. Screened porches and decks perch above the sloped and wooded site. The new kitchen and bathrooms allow for opportunities to feel out-of -doors while preparing, cooking, dining, and bathing. Smart passive strategies guide the environmental choices for this project, including envelope improvements, updated mechanical systems, and on-site stormwater management.
Magnolia Gardens
Magnolia Gardens
Rhodes Architecture + Light
- Completed: 2006 - Project Location: Seattle, WA - Project Size: 3,595 SF - Project Cost: $229/SF - Photographer: Michael Shopenn Magnolia Gardens is a new modern residence designed by Rhodes Architecture + Light for a site in this northwest Seattle neighborhood. The design utilized the foundations of an existing house built in 1954. Any comparison between the new and old structures ends there. The house was commissioned by a local developer as a speculative residence and sold immediately upon completion in the fall of 2006. Taking advantage of a beautiful southwestern view of Elliott Bay and the West Seattle peninsula, Magnolia Gardens orients four bedrooms and bathrooms to gardens, terraces, and water views. The house's dynamic modern form opens through a glass atrium on the north and glass curtain walls on the northwest and southwest. In a spread featuring Magnolia Gardens, Northwest Home + Garden Magazine (Nov./Dec. 2006) listed Rhodes Architecture + Light as "One of the Top Regional Architects." This residence was developed by Highland Development and resulted from the collaboration of Rhodes Architecture + Light, the professional lighting design of LightWire, PAO Structural Engineering, and was built by Island Construction.