Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Beautiful House

In the May/June 2008 issue of Southern Accents is a diamond in the rough in the first few pages. Just a small article -but big on ideas, intelligence and STYLE. Coincidentally, this is oddly similar to my 'dream house' which I designed fully a few years ago and have been meaning to blog about at some point (or better yet build when my ship comes in).

The front facade

It's the really odd combination of modern and Palladian / neo-classicm that I love and that is so hard to find. Designed by Jeff Dungan in Birmingham for the designer, Richard Tubb, the house has a minimalist limestone facade and a mix of rustic wood and highly finished bronze...finishes. The best part, floor plans!

The interior was designed to be very open to allow for a lot of light; I especially love the interior balcony off the bedroom into the 2 story living room! the interior 'balcony' off the bedroom into the living room

I won't bore you with the pictures of the basement family room which features the generic 'industrial' style so popular now with developers but that could easily be 'fixed' to fit in more with the architecture of the building and detailed like the living room.

the 2 story living room - beautiful windows!

All pictures courtesy of southern accents and my scanner ;-)


magnaverde said...

It's always risky to extrapolate from 3 photos, but this looks like a beauty of a house, and rather than Palladio, the monumental feel of the small facade reminds me of Ledoux, and the crispness of its openings, the straightforward metal fenestration & the cool articulation of the interior volumes make me think of Robert Mallet-Stevens. The guy definitely has talent. At any rate I'll check this magazine out. Thanks for the heads-up.

So when are we gonna see that house design of yours?

Be the change..... said...

oh, one of these days, one of these days ;-)

Anonymous said...

MIKE says : wow I absolutely love it , would love to see your house design to !

Cote de Texas said...

I love where you say - Best part! FLoor plans! I agree! I love when the add the floor plans. I sometimes spends hours looking at a house I like in a magazine trying to put the floor plan together in my mind.

Be the change..... said...

CdT - floor plans are my porn! Luckily I get to work with them nearly everyday at work! Ever since I was a little kid I just loved to sketch floor plans -i can see it 3d in my head!

RyanDavis said...

Link to more images of this home...Tubb Residence