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.
It is hard to describe the magic of this house in mere words as it seems to be cloaked in a blanket of green for the better part of the year. With an exterior that embraces the greenery and is adorned by many flowering plants the house boasts a rustic style that is both refreshing and unique.
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.
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.
Southeast Asia often produces some of the most extravagant homes on the planet–homes that combine captivating views with serene ambiance in an organic fashion. Not only is it home to some of the world’s top dream destinations (ranging from the spectacular villas of Bali to the stunning beaches of Thailand) the country also offers the perfect backdrop to enjoy life at a relaxed pace. The beautiful is the dream home of architect photographer and interior designer Marc Gerritsen. And on first glimpse it does look like an amazing retreat draped in natural goodness.
The color scheme of the house is kept simple and neutral with white and grey making their presence felt in every room. Plush furnishings complement a toned-down industrial style that ensures the house requires little maintenance compared to sleeker more contemporary structures.
The house welcomes you with a walkway that is clad in Balau wood and meanders its way past a serene koi pond as it leads you from the street to the front of the house. The lower level features an open living area with a plush living space an ergonomic dining area and a kitchen clad in Ceasarstone. Tom Dixon pendants and lighting fixtures from Foscarini enliven the space with their bold metallic accents while a sleek staircase in the corner leads to the private quarters tucked away on the top floor.