Contemporary homes of the rich

An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about contemporary homes of the rich

Project • By KUBE ArchitecturePrivate Houses

Chesapeake

This new house is located in NW Washington DC on a steeply-sloped and forested site. The project is a speculative house for a local developer, so it was designed to be constructed efficiently. The composition is organized as a series of vertical volumes situated within the trees, and stepping down the sloped site. The first floor is tall, so the volumes seem to “float” above the ground. A glassed-in corner dining room is featured from the street, while the living room and kitchen are situated toward the rear of the house, facing the overlook of pool and rear yard. The garage is 2 levels below the house, burrowed into the rear of the site, with its roof serving as a deck for the pool. The rear wall of the house... More

Project • By Parasite StudioPrivate Houses

Townhouse "screen" extension

The "screen" towards the gardenAn intervention is made to a small-scale amorphous building accommodating an individual house. The interventions and additions made over time created a garage and a series of annexes in different shapes and sizes, placed without any particular rule in mind. The project aims to perfect the house filling it with functional spaces while also cleansing and organising the exterior space of the patio. The main volume of the house and the garage are thus further preserved.In the interior space, the intervention brings a spacious living area, attached to the main volume at the same time opening towards the exterior on all its three sides. The shape is so conceived in order to generate an ample interior space while dir... More

Project • By Elliot James Pte LtdApartments

Cuscaden One

Elliot James were awarded two identical units to design and renovate, one floor above the other. The apartments were purchased by a father and son and both with very different ideas on what they wanted. For Elliot James these were two dream projects using the same floor plan but allowing us to show our range and ability to design two completely different concepts catering to two very different briefs.For Cuscaden One the client wanted the apartment to be relaxed with a funky, edgy style that would cater for his family when relaxing but be allow for larger gatherings with abundant seating and a very informal, welcoming atmosphere.The style for the apartment was to be bold but simple. We wanted the apartment to have a clean, monochrome palett... More

Project • By Homes of the RichPrivate Houses

Breathtaking Modern Estate

This breathtaking modern estate is located at 172 Bell Canyon Road in Bell Canyon, CA and is the perfect entertainer’s home/bachelor pad. It is situated on 2.78 hilltop acres and was built in 2007. It boasts 10,327 square feet of living space with 6 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, joint living room and dining room with unique fireplace, modern gourmet kitchen, 2-story great room with wall of glass and double sided fireplace, billiards room, 2nd floor lounge area, home theater, one lane bowling alley and more. The spectacular outdoor oasis boasts a swimming pool with spa and grotto, numerous waterfalls and fountains, a huge outdoor kitchen, fireplace, lounge area with hanging chairs and a raise entertaining space. It is listed at $3,995,000. More

Project • By Homes of the RichPrivate Houses

East Aspen Contemporary

This newly built Contemporary estate is located in the North Star neighborhood of Aspen, CO. It is situated on 5.2 acres and boats spectacular views of the mountains. It offers 10,750 square feet of living space with 6 bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms, formal dining room, formal living room with floor to ceiling windows, modern gourmet eat-in kitchen, concrete and oak floors throughout, media room, wine cellar and more. Outside there is a hot tub, waterfalls and a fire pit. It is listed at $17,900,000. More

Project • By Homes of the RichPrivate Houses

Ultra Contemporary Home

This ultra contemporary home is located at 65 Highland Cres in Toronto, ON. It boasts 5 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, heated circular driveway, radiant floors, 2-story waterfall, elevator, Crestron touch-screen automation and audio-video control system, auto blinds, 8-car subterranean garage, salt water swimming pool with spa and more. It is listed at $8,398,000. More

Project • By Homes of the RichPrivate Houses

Norm Zada’s Former Beverly Park Mansion

The former mansion of Norm Zada, the founder of Perfect 10 magazine, has been re-listed for $25,000,000. Norm sold it last year for $16 million. The contemporary estate is located at 72 Beverly Park Drive in the exclusive gated community of Beverly Park in Los Angeles, CA. It was designed by the renowned Landry Design group and boasts approximately 20,000 square feet of living space which includes a new 6,100 square foot guest house plus a 1,700 square foot bonus room in the basement, which is connected to the main house by a glass and stainless steel-columned bridge. There are a total of 11 bedrooms and 18 bathrooms on 6.79 acres with mountain and city views. The outdoor amenities include vast pristine lawns, large swimming pool with spa... More

Project • By Homes of the RichPrivate Houses

83 The Bridle Path

This modern/contemporary mansion was recently shown on an episode of MTV’s Teen Cribs. Like a couple of other homes that were shown on the show, this home is currently for sale. Located at 83 The Bridle Path in Toronto, CN, this breathtaking mansion has been listed from a high of $16,000,000 to its current price of $10,800,000. It is located in the prestigious Bridle Path community. The home was built by renowned TAS DesignBuild. It boasts 18,000 square feet of living space with 6 bedrooms (3 suites have a loft), 10 bathrooms, an indoor swimming pool, a sauna, a billiards room with bar, an indoor basketball court, a tennis court, and much more. The home has been on the market since 2005. It is owned by Binod Singh. More

Project • By Homes of the RichPrivate Houses

Malibu Masterpiece

Hey everybody, I’m Nalin from Potomac, MD and I would like to share a Malibu home I have loved for a while. This home, located at 24434 Malibu Rd in Malibu, CA, is an award winning contemporary masterpiece on a double oceanfront lot. It is 6,878 sq ft. (5 bed/6 bath) with spectacular views and a theater, spa, guest house, elevator and large beachfront patios. The home is listed at $17,500,000 which seems high for a 7000sq ft. house, but 128 ft of private beach/oceanfront warrants a high premium I suppose. Also check out the bird’s eye view at the bottom of the listing to see the full size of the house compared to its neighbors and the crazy architecture. More

Project • By Homes of the RichPrivate Houses

Ultimate Contemporary Mansion in Spain

This breathtaking contemporary villa is located in Sierra Blanca, the most exclusive, gated community in Marbella, also called the Beverly Hills of Costa del Sol. It boasts 22,000 square feet of living space with 9 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, an indoor swimming pool, a beautiful resort style outdoor swimming pool, and much much more. It is listed at $19,750,000 Euros or $26,247,765. I don’t usually like ultra modern/contemporary homes, but this one is a beauty! What do you think? HERE ARE THE LISTING DETAILS: The most ultimate villa built in the newest contemporary design, situated within the Costa del Sol´s most exclusive address, Sierra Blanca. Boasting over 2.200 m² of designer villa and set within a plot of 6900m2, this has to be at t... More