Unique architect design for this rural home in Derbyshire

A rural detached home surrounded by stunning surrounding countryside is on the market in Derbyshire.

The five-bedroom house is said to have an impressive architect design as it goes up for sale in Breach Lane, Foston, with a pricetag of £440,000.

It is being sold by Newton Fallowell and comes with extensive parking and large, but easy-to-maintain gardens.

The estate agent said: “Newton Fallowell is pleased to be able to offer for sale this individual rural detached home situated in a rural, yet convenient position.

“With both oil-fired central heating and double glazing, it must be viewed in order to appreciate the volume and quality of accommodation in offer.

“Quite simply a stunning competitively priced rural home.”

The home starts with an open canopied entrance and entrance hall, with a staircase rising to first floor with turned newel post and spindles.

The main reception room has double-glazed French doors opening

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For $1.8M, a treetop retreat upstate with 24 acres, Scandinavian design, and a ‘party barn’

Listing images courtesy of Houlihan Lawrence

Less than an hour from the George Washington Bridge in the charming town of Cornwall, New York, is this hidden treetop escape. Situated on 24 gated acres, the property consists of a Scandinavian-inspired wood and stone main house, a resort-style pool with a waterfall, and a separate 1,700-square-foot party barn complete with an indoor basketball court, bar with keg tap, and gym. The home has been listed as a vacation rental on Airbnb for a whopping $1,286 a night, but the entire property is now for sale for $1,850,000, and it can come fully furnished.

Known as Treetops Zen Retreat, the property is tucked away in a secluded area with the feel of a grown-up treehouse.

The outdoor space is truly magical, with a heated saline pool with adjacent hot tub, fire pit, children’s playground, trampoline, and running stream.

Inside, the home feels just

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Gather Round the Fire! RB73 Quaruba Outdoor Fireplaces

The summer is drawing to a close, and with pandemic concerns, nothing is better than a cozy evening at home with family. Many of those evenings will call for a nice fire and to make this possible with timeless design from Holland company who produce modern wood burning outdoor fireplaces.

The RB73 company prides themselves on design in the realm of fireplaces, and offers solutions to enjoy a beautiful flame year round. Fireplaces like the Quaruba let you spend more time together outside without the fear of confined spaces. You can have a socially distanced gathering with a few close friends while the fire provides a conversational focal point.

RB73’s Quaruba comes as a 4-Sided glass fireplace that shares a good view from every angle. Its closed in design, and chimney keeps the smoke, ash, or sparks contained so the party continues comfortably. Coming in a stationary, and mobile versions,

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An Extensive Renovation Reveals Plenty of Design Surprises at This Stately Delancey Place Townhouse

The entrance and foyer.

Any home that’s more than 160 years old is bound to have a few secrets. The current owners of 1812 Delancey Place found that out firsthand while renovating their five-floor, approximately 5,000-square-foot townhouse a few years ago. But rather than letting surprises disrupt their plans, they welcomed the chance to repurpose original design elements. “We unearthed a window that had been walled up with several panes of pebble glass intact, black with dirt accumulated after more than a century,” says the lady of the house.

The kitchen is washed in natural sunlight

“We restored the glass and incorporated it into a custom-designed china cabinet door and in a transom window over the French doors leading into the kitchen.” She adds that they also “recycled” the original front doors for a doorway to a new kitchen pantry and restored all of the home’s brass hardware, including the

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Final Design, Auctioned Last Year for $1.7M, Now Asks $8M. Huh?

Location: Phoenix, Arizona

a building with a mountain in the background

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Year built: 1967


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Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright

Specs: 3 beds, 3 baths, 3,095 square feet, 1.32 acres

Price: $7,950,000

Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright just before his death in 1959, the house commissioned by Norman and Aimee Lykes in the suburbs north of Phoenix was ultimately built in 1967 by Wright’s apprentice, John Rattenbury.

Sometimes referred to as the “Circular Sun House” and one of only 14 circular residences by Wright, the home is a perfect example of Wright’s curvy, late-career style (also see: the Guggenheim). From above, the desert mountain structure and its crescent-shaped pool look like a set of intricate clock gears (Wright credited the curving ridge lines of the surrounding hills as his inspiration).

The curves continue inside, with sloping walls clad in golden-hued Philippine mahogany, circular and semicircular windows, custom built-ins, and original Wright–designed furniture. The kitchen counters

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Optimizing a home for serenity doesn’t mean it has to be boring

When art consultant Jacqueline Becker returned to this waterside home in Sherborn to help interior designer Kim Macumber and her clients make final art selections, there was one piece that posed some challenges. They hadn’t found a spot for the pop art-inspired piece by Mitch McGee of a comic book-style gal with turquoise eyes, yellow hair, and bubble gum pink lips. Yet the couple was reluctant to let the circular work painted on layered birch go.

The team marched it around the house, pinpointing the sunroom’s ledgestone-veneer fireplace surround as the perfect backdrop for the 40-inch assemblage. Still, the installation wasn’t complete. The piece had to go back to Texas, where the artist sealed it with marine varnish to protect it against the weather, given the three-season location in the home.

It’s all in a day’s work for Becker, who has been playing matchmaker for decades between artists and clients

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Take a look at a contemporary seven-bedroom Dallas home with a unique curved design

This 14,795-square-foot contemporary home was custom built for owners Darren and Amy Kozelsky. Darren’s name might resonate with country music fans. The home was designed by architect Lionel Morrison.

The home, built in 2007 on nearly two acres in the Hillcrest Estates neighborhood, has seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms and four half-bathrooms. The home was updated recently, including adjustments to the kitchen and living room to create an open floor plan and a fireplace was added.

The unique, curved design of the home envelopes an infinity pool that sits off of a wrap-around back patio. The pool is visible from multiple points in the home, through the large floor-to-ceiling windows on the first and second floors.

Listing agent Amy Detwiler said that, during initial planning meetings with the architect, the owners chose this curved layout over another option because they liked how it worked with the corner lot.

“It’s modern, and

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Home design inspiration: Creating a chic yet cozy escape

The formal living room in this 1915 Tudor cottage in Wellesley was made over into an intimate setting.
The formal living room in this 1915 Tudor cottage in Wellesley was made over into an intimate setting.Sarah Winchester

After adding a family room to the 1915 Tudor cottage in Wellesley that she shares with her husband and their 10-year-old daughter, Jennifer Brady reassessed the function of her home’s formal living room. Knowing they would use the addition to entertain, the principal of KidderKokx Interior Architecture and Design decided to take advantage of the living room’s small size, cozy fireplace, and tucked-away location by turning it into a lounge. The intimate setting is conducive to reading, catching up over cocktails, and family time. “The concept is based on boutique hotel lounges, where you can retreat alone or meet with friends,” Brady says. “It’s a luxurious little getaway in our house.”

1. The wool carpet from Steven King Decorative Carpets is grounding and plush. “I love the textural pattern,” Brady

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