Oversized windows large glass doors three expansive terraces and smartly placed skylights that usher in ample ventilation ensure that the line between the indoors and the world outside is blurred. Taking advantage of the lovely city skyline views outside the focus is kept on creating a vibrant home that allows you to take in the many sights and sounds of the iconic city.
Instead this elegant home is all about reconnecting with nature. Surrounded by ample greenery and offering unabated views of the ocean in the distance the minimalist residence is spread across five levels that tap into the panoramic landscape outside.
But the one aspect of this house that truly sets it apart from the rest is the array of green features that have been incorporated by the architects. Passive solar heating and cooling design naturally keeps the temperature inside moderate even during change of seasons. A high-efficiency boiler with a rooftop solar-thermal preheat a heat recovery system a rainwater harvesting system and energy-efficient lighting fixtures combine to save up on energy consumption.
The transformation of an old windmill into a lovely single-family residence and home studio is no walk in the park. But the historic mill of Santa Cristina in Italy found a brand new lease on life thanks to the ingenious makeover that it recently received.
Modern beach houses have come a long way from being simple shacks that allow you to enjoy the sun and the sand. Nestled on the south coast of New South Wales and overlooking the famous Gerringong beach this stunning house Down Under is all about becoming one with the landscape outside.
Crafted by of de[luxe] design studio the house embraces a trendy modern rustic theme while borrowing lavishly from the classic cottage design. A muted color palette a smart use of reclaimed wood and a relaxing ambiance define this inviting getaway.
Incorporating passive cooling techniques and blurring the lines between the indoors and the exterior the house actually encourages its residents to spend as much time away from the hustle and bustle of modern life as possible. With understated class frugality and eco-sensibility the Ozone House truly stands out from the pack!