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.
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.
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.
While that is indeed just a well orchestrated architectural trick there is nothing unreal about the lavish interior and the seamless design that blurs the line between the interiors and the outdoors. Nestled in the busy city of and crafted by Pitsou Kedem Architect the is truly one-of-a-kind.
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.
Clad in wood concrete steel and glass the home embraces an unfinished and almost industrial style. The pool large terrace smart kitchen and living area form the core of the house with two bedrooms on the bottom level and a home office on the top floor. A freestanding open-air bathroom and an eye-catching master bedroom steal the show while a separate level houses the maid’s room along with the steam room the laundry room and the pantry.
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.