With the orientation of the home also allowing ample ventilation to flood through there is never really a dull moment inside this sizzling beach retreat. Large sliding glass doors and glass walls further enhance the openness of each space.
The impressive residence welcomes you with an airy living space that opens up into the lush green courtyard. Large glass walls and doors connect this area with the expansive courtyard that also features a refreshing pool. Offering unabated views of the city lights in the distance this dreamy spot is filled with comfy decor along with twin Barcelona chairs that steal the show. A delicate balance between wood stone and glass and a beautiful mezzanine level capture your attention instantly.
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.
With an unabated view of the majestic valley below this cool home was once a simple cottage that needed an extension and revamp thanks to the growing needs of the family. In came architect Matt Elkan who transformed the space while keeping the cozy cottage style firmly intact.
A large bedroom for children is shared by both daughters and was created combining two smaller rooms that existed in its place. Old abandoned shelves and reclaimed wooden pallets have been turned into shelves with simple carpentry skills and some repainting!
The living room on the second level is connected with every other room and the lovely terrace spaces around it become a natural extension of living area. A refreshing pool and a large deck allow you to enjoy the cool evenings and beautiful nights under the star-studded sky.
Instead this elegant home is all about reconnecting with nature. Surrounded by ample greenery and offering unabated views of the ocean in the distance the minimalist residence is spread across five levels that tap into the panoramic landscape outside.