The Bluestone Clad Quarry House in Brighton, Australia by Finnis Architects

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                                Situated on a corner lot in Brighton, Australia, the <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Quarry House</a> exudes a strong curbside presence with its bluestone exterior. The residence, designed by <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Finnis Architects</a>, boasts a minimalist aesthetic with its subtle color palette and rectilinear that&#8217;s accentuated by the lines of the stone grid.
The wooden soffits continue through the interior of the house covering the ceilings with linear strips of wood. The warm wood used alongside the bluestone makes for a balanced use of materials. The ground floor houses the public living spaces, like the kitchen, dining room, and living room, which seamlessly extend outdoors to the elongated swimming pool. The dining room benefits from a double height ceiling which allows natural light to fill the home. The living room features floor-to-ceiling pivoting doors that give the space an indoor/outdoor feel. Photography by Tom Roe.
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A Dated Spanish Colonial Becomes a Jaw-Dropping Mountain House

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                                Nestled in the side of Camelback Mountain, this Phoenix, Arizona home was recently transformed from a dated Spanish Colonial Revival style to a modern, jaw-dropping mountain house by <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">The Ranch Mine</a>. The <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Red Rocks</a> residence now works with the irregular landscape and features a layout that embraces an indoor/outdoor way of living with a focus on uninterrupted views.
The first part of the plan was to remove all the superfluous elements and start with a two-story box. The interior was changed so that the open living spaces would open out to the deck, hot tub, pool, and valley views. Limestone covers much of the exterior instead of the typical red sedimentary sandstone finish. Thanks to the renovation, over 2,000-square-feet of covered patios were created adding to the usable living space, while helping to shade the interior from the hot desert sun. Upstairs, a new master bedroom was added, cantilevering out
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