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 trend in contemporary interior design is to keep the backdrop of the room as neutral as possible in order to achieve the most striking visual impact. This creates a perfect opportunity for the accent colors to shine through. As a rule the more neutral the room the greater the prominence of the accent hues.
Preserving an 1870s-era structure and enhancing it with a breezy makeover the penthouse offers luxury that is draped in heritage and timeless appeal. A team led by architect created a penthouse that epitomizes the typical aura and cheerful ambiance of New York City apartments. The interiors are kept largely neutral with white dominating every level of the penthouse.
An open living area with a spacious dining room to entertain guests and a lovely kitchen with ample ventilation defines the house. A simple study that is partially connected with the living room three bedrooms with large glass windows to offer unobstructed views and three contemporary baths complete the house.
Located in the municipality this is one vacation home that focuses more on the outdoors than the indoors. Spread across three different levels the expansive home features breezy interiors that offer unabated views of the lush green mountains and the Pacific Ocean in the distance.
Relaxing bedrooms with the timeless furnishings of Charles and Ray Eames a serene koi pong with Tom Dixon’s copper pendants above and a stunning entertainment room complete with a pool table and a home bar lend modern sophistication to this marvelous mansion. And if you are overwhelmed by all the affluence inside you can step out and enjoy the expansive wooden deck and the wonderful views it offers after sunset.
Over the years we have seen some of the most expansive and exceptional homes from South Africa conjured up and brought to life by the ingenious folks at Nico van der Meulen Architects. Set in a lovely landscape that is filled with natural goodness this gorgeous house in is another wonderful example of their inimitable style.