Modern living typically represents the compromising of a diverse number of considerations in place of the practical. We make our dwellings conform to our lifestyles, but most in the end are constrained by issues of space or cost. For the houses featured in this volume, no concessions have been made. Spanning the globe and featuring some of the most magnficent projects of recent years most of which utilize new innovations in engineering and materials to create spaces at once livable and aspirational.
Lines are blurred between indoor and outdoor as plants and water features move indoors and furniture moves outdoors. Open floor plans and the use of natural lighting add warmth to social activity and reinforce priorities.