Bold window frames and shingle-style architecture typify the exterior while the interior is clad in cool neutral hues that seem to be borrowed from both coastal and cottage styles. Exposed wooden beams and metallic surfaces add a dash of industrial charm as well with a salvaged wooden accent wall standing out visually in the front hall.
From a distance the ingenious roof reminds us of Japanese origami creations and transforms the otherwise simple nature retreat into a dramatic eye-catching structure that is set against an equally awe-inspiring tropical countryside.
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.
While it resembles one of those lavish retreats from the outside the Naked House is all about stripping away unnecessary frills and ‘over the top’ opulence. After spending years around some of the most luxurious homes and five-star getaways in the region Gerritsen wanted to move away from this modern trend.
Nothing beats the cozy snug appeal of a beautiful cottage-style home that is surrounded by a lush green landscape and bright colorful flowers. It epitomizes the image of an ideal relaxing hub where most of us would gladly wane away days and hours while escaping the unending rush of our daily urban lives. Combining this comfortable cottage appeal with a color palette that borrows from the coastal look as well as accents that seem trendy and industrial this lovely home near in evokes memories of a dreamy lazy summer evening!
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.
The home plays host to Danzig her husband two daughters and her parents and the design of the new revamped house was completed with the needs of every single member in mind. An open floor plan houses the living room the dining space and the modern kitchen that is neatly tucked away in the corner.