The Escher kitchen, built for an actual chef, merges functionality and luxury. With a casual open floor plan, you’ll find guests tend to congregate near and compliment this room.
King Size Master Bedroom
Sleeping in the cantilevered loft feels like floating in mid-air. The King bed downstairs comes with a hydraulic lift revealing cleverly designed storage space. The loft can be upgraded with skylights.
From a Wall Street Journal online article:
Economists say aging baby boomers are the biggest culprits because many are staying healthier later in life and choosing not to downsize. Some look around at the lack of smaller, less expensive homes and are loath to get into bidding wars with their children’s generation to get one.
Homeowners there are staying more than three years longer than they did in 2010. The inventory of homes for sale in Seattle has declined more than 50% over the last nine years, while home prices have risen more than 80%, according to Redfin.
Americans are staying in their homes much longer than before, creating a logjam of housing inventory off the market that helps explain why home sales have been sputtering.
Homeowners nationwide are remaining in their homes typically 13 years, five years longer than they did in 2010, according to a new analysis by real-estate brokerage Redfin. When owners don’t trade up to a larger home for a growing family or downsize when children leave, it plugs up the market for buyers coming behind them.
To read more: https://www.wsj.com/articles/people-are-staying-in-their-homes-longera-big-reason-for-slower-sales-11572777001
Froom a Dwell.com online article:
To meet Passive House standards, the Cousins River Residence features an airtight building envelope, triple-glazed windows with a u-value of 0.16, a heat recovery ventilation system with 90% efficiency, and a 4.6 kW south-facing photovoltaic array on the garage roof that makes the house nearly net-zero energy.
With their three children grown up and out of the house, Nico and Ellen Walsh were ready to downsize from their old Victorian home to a smaller abode better aligned with their environmentally friendly principles.
The heart of every GO Home is a highly insulated, air-sealed building shell designed to use 90 percent less energy than a conventional new house, even in chilly northern New England. On sites with a favorable southern exposure, adding a modest array of photovoltaic panels yields a zero-energy home.
When the couple spotted Belfast-based design-build firm GO Logic’s LEED Platinum GO Home on the cover of Maine Home and Design Magazine, they instantly fell in love with the modern high-performance design and the possibilities of a nearly net-zero energy house.
To read more: https://www.dwell.com/article/cousins-river-residence-go-logic-opal-eead5541?utm_medium=email&utm_source=postup&utm_campaign=&list=1
From a MarketRealist.com online article:
The home’s adaptation is not only about automatically adjusting lights to match the circadian rhythms of the occupants or unlocking a door based on facial recognition. It’s also adapting over time to occupants’ needs. For instance, Bridleman describes walls that move to create new spaces or beds that fold into the wall creating an office space—all based on voice commands.
KB Home’s (KBH) SVP Dan Bridleman discusses the smart home of tomorrow and the work the company is doing to make the home the center of a smart ecosystem. Instead of traditional bespoke construction techniques, modularity and the off-site construction of building blocks or subsystems are the trends for new construction seen in the KB Home ProjeKt.
To read more: https://marketrealist.com/2019/10/kb-home-svp-talks-smart-homes/?utm_source=All+Users&utm_campaign=ce14e984dd-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_10_08_08_21_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c410c51cdb-ce14e984dd-240973105
From a Dwell.com online review:
Haus.me is aimed at the luxury market, with pricing starting at $199,999 for the grid-connected base model, which can be customized to include off-grid technologies and other add-ons and finishes.
“We have plans to make it more affordable, but right now the key point is that we use high-quality finishes, natural wood, expensive electronics, built-in furniture, smart appliances, and more,” says Gerbut. “It’s a luxury dwelling and vacation home that you can install anywhere in the world.”
After years of research and prototyping, haus.me is now officially accepting sales—and last month they completed their first delivery: a fully autonomous 400-square-foot mOne unit in Ukraine that runs entirely on solar power.
What makes the haus.me product different is how it’s built, says Gerbut. “When someone starts building a house, they usually start with the frame and then go to insulation, but we did it the opposite way. We developed a patented composite polymer insulation that can also be 3D printed into a construction material for building walls.”
To read more: https://www.dwell.com/article/hauseme-3d-printed-off-grid-prefab-house-1c2afec7?utm_medium=email&utm_source=postup&utm_campaign=&list=1
Amazingly, this high-end home was constructed for an unbelievable budget of only US$25,000, a testament to Saul’s perseverance with the DIY build and the couple’s clever sourcing of materials. That means this entire home was built for around the same amount of money that the couple would normally spend on one years rent living in San Diego.
This couple have built an absolutely beautiful, modern tiny house, and best of all, they have pulled off the entire build for a budget equivalent to just a years worth of rent in San Diego. In this weeks episode, we explore this stunning tiny house and meet its builders.
Trysh and Saul are both traveling therapists and are no strangers to life on the road. Their carriers mean that they often find themselves needing to settle into new cities and they wanted to construct a home which could better reflect their semi-nomadic lifestyle, giving themselves a place to call home wherever they go. A tiny house on wheels was the perfect solution.
To read more: https://www.livingbiginatinyhouse.com/couple-build-incredible-tiny-house-for-one-years-rent/
From a Freedomsky webpage:
Freedomky offers a unique way of living that combines thoughtful design, style purity and uncompromising material quality. Freedomky are charming houses you just choose and then move right in. You don’t have to follow it; it comes wherever you decide. A pleasant space with minimal energy requirements, it’ll hook you immediately. Once you enter, you’ll understand. Maybe you’ll start to live a little differently, freely. Freedomky is not just a house, it’s a lifestyle.