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.
Conjured up and brought to life by designer and of Knightline Developments this fabulous house is all about becoming a part of the existing landscape. Instead of opting for an ultra-modern and sleek residence the homeowners wanted a house that had a more tranquil ambiance.
The compact living area with a comfy couch and a bright red chair flows into the adjacent dining space. An exquisite kitchen in white and grey lies on the other side of the room and is separated spatially from the dining area using frameless glass doors. Twin Globus chairs in the kitchen add to the tasteful elegance of the setting.
An open-plan layout sees the kitchen dining area and the living room at the front of the house while the guest bedroom and the master suite occupy the rear. Even though the home comes with a staircase and loft the couple preferred to keep the living areas to just one floor for now. A small laundry room and a gorgeous porch with ample outdoor seating options complete the idyllic home.
Step inside and this theme of using water to shape the structure and give it a unique aura continues with a reflective pool that enhances the appeal of the sleek exterior. Large glass windows doors and walls ensure that the lavish courtyard becomes an extension of the living spaces inside.
Trying to build a traditional and tranquil home in a modern city can be a challenging task. A classic Japanese home is often the best way to get around this problem. Bringing together the tried and tested design essentials of Japanese architecture and an elegant modern style the gorgeous in Nagano is a perfect example of the best of both worlds. Crafted with care by Studio Aula every element in the home reflects serenity simplicity and inherent care for the globally loved Japanese way of life.
Renovating an ’80s home into a contemporary residence that fits the specific needs of a homeowner is a task that is challenging enough. But the founder of Marco Costanzi Architetti was faced with a challenge that is far more unconventional and demanded greater sensitivity.