How often are we tempted to bring home a shiny new furnishing because we just made an impulse buy? When we think of renovations and restoration projects our mind is often filled with thoughts of converting an old hub into a glossy contemporary space filled with the most modern decor.
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.
The original grain silos were elegantly incorporated into the floor plan of the new residence and while a design studio occupies the lower level the private quarters of the home are tucked away on the top level. Iconic Mid-Century modern Eames creations accentuate the appeal of the home. Sweeping interiors a really high ceiling exposed truss beams and the heavy wooden floor constantly remind you of the heritage of the place.
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.
The top level features the private quarters along with a home workplace while a gorgeous bookshelf is used to further add some color to the interior. Large pendants bright lamp shades and creative wall art combine to drive away any sense of blandness that might emanate from the extensive use of neutral hues.
This sleek sophisticated home was designed by architect along with studio Viraje Arquitectura and its urbane contemporary flair is apparent from the get-go. The façade of the stylish home is shaped by clean well defined straight lines and a pristine white sheen that is noticeable even from a distance. A long narrow entryway leads to the lower level of the house which features the living areas in an open floor plan.
A magical entrance that is surrounded by smartly placed wooden slats welcomes you to this gorgeous house. Showcasing a beautiful transparent pool that holds large basalt rocks and elegantly placed trees the entranceway sets the tone for the remainder of the house.