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.
Renovating an ’80s home into a contemporary residence that fits the specific needs of a homeowner is a task that is challenging enough. But the founder of Marco Costanzi Architetti was faced with a challenge that is far more unconventional and demanded greater sensitivity.
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.
The compact living area with a comfy couch and a bright red chair flows into the adjacent dining space. An exquisite kitchen in white and grey lies on the other side of the room and is separated spatially from the dining area using frameless glass doors. Twin Globus chairs in the kitchen add to the tasteful elegance of the setting.
Combining warm natural hues with sleek modern design seems like a luxurious yet organic extension of the scenery that surrounds it. Incorporating several contrasting elements the striking rectangular silhouette of the house is comprised of various square boxes that seemingly borrow from the classic bush lodge design.
A large pool and a spacious deck with ample seating options make up the core of the backyard while a series of indoor courtyards usher in ample ventilation and visual contrast. Largely clad in stone and glass the reflective features of each surface and their interplay with light gives the Float House its exceptional sheen. Visually enchanting this exclusive home shows the true brilliance of reflective pools when done right!
It is hard to describe the magic of this house in mere words as it seems to be cloaked in a blanket of green for the better part of the year. With an exterior that embraces the greenery and is adorned by many flowering plants the house boasts a rustic style that is both refreshing and unique.