Minimal and understated the decor is also kept as simple as possible with large pendants and paper lanterns stealing the show. While the first floor houses the private spaces the lower level holds an open-plan living area along with a smart bedroom that leads to the revamped garden. With sliding glass doors translucent panels and shoji screens the switch between privacy and open flowing interiors is seamless indeed.
A large pool and a spacious deck with ample seating options make up the core of the backyard while a series of indoor courtyards usher in ample ventilation and visual contrast. Largely clad in stone and glass the reflective features of each surface and their interplay with light gives the Float House its exceptional sheen. Visually enchanting this exclusive home shows the true brilliance of reflective pools when done right!
The owners of the house include a family in their fifties with a couple of kids as well as their mother who wanted a house with the aura of a timeless Japanese design. The interior is clad largely in Japanese cypress that has been brought from the family’s farm in the forest near.
Classic design elements from Romanian architecture and interior design become an integral part of this charming space as the owners kept the decor intentionally simple and traditional. Intricate carvings on a wooden pillar that is over 100 years old and a wood-burning tile stove that is equally ornate stand out visually in the living space.
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.
If you come from the school of thought that perception is indeed reality then this contemporary Israeli home does well and truly float on water for you! Surrounded by a sleek reflective surface and clad in glass and large basalt rocks this house is all about creating the visual illusion of a breezy residence that is gently floating in mid air.
The original structure of the windmill dates back to the fourteenth century and it was located in a complex of buildings that carry equal historic significance. This made it imperative for the architect to reinvent the interiors of the windmill while keeping many of the original elements of the older construction intact.