Beautiful Home in Maryland – Crab Creek House
Crab Creek House is an amazing home located in Annapolis, Maryland, near Crab Creek, an estuary that feeds the Chesapeake Bay. Designed by Robert Gurney Architect this house is built on the foundation of a 1960s post and beam modern house.
The architects made an effort to keep the house in proximity to Crab Creek, but they had strict environmental regulations which prohibited enlarging the pre-existing footprint. The house was organized around a linear bar, clad in white stucco.
This lovely house was created around a central spine, from which additional space rise as independent volumes in either wood or metal siding. These spaces are also concentrated around the swimming pool. Moreover the architects tried to create a relationship between the house and environment, so they used floor to ceiling windows to bring the outside in and to flood the house in natural light.
The main living areas are oriented toward the water views, they have high ceilings and soft, neutral tones that create the feeling of a clean design. The architects also created an open floor plan that makes it look bigger. Moreover the materials used, such as white oak flooring and millwork, black slate, white marble, rusted steel and translucent glass, give it an elegant look.
Crab Creek House is a beautiful place to retreat to. It has stunning features like the fireplace, gorgeous views and last but not least a great connection with the environment.
A Cozy Home in Australia
What is called “Snow Villa” can be found in Dinner Plain Village, Australia, 10 minutes from down hill skiing Mount Hotham. This residence is definitely the kind of house you fall in love with at first sight. Situated on the edge of an alpine reserve, the house provides spectacular views over a unique landscape, views that are drawn into the interior of the place through the fireplace made of local stone.
If the surrounding environment ensures an unforgettable perspective, which can also be admired from the interior, thanks to the great glass panels, the inside is highlighted by the stonewalls that give the rustic character of the house. The shape of the construction is unique and attractive, the open-space being pleasant and cozy.
The bathroom is inviting thanks to the blue shades, the spa and the divan beside; it is everything you could want from a bathroom that looks more like a bedroom. Each room has something special, something modern, usually the furniture pieces and something traditional, the stonewalls being the elements that unite them.
The kitchen furniture is modern in its blackness, the living room furniture is a combination of red and beige providing a happy mood, but the aspects that create the connection between the modern characteristics and the rustic ones are the decorative objects around the house. Every little thing contributes to the balance that ensures that cozy feeling so appreciated nowadays