Dream homes are often about extravagant interiors luxurious decor and expansive rooms that surround you with opulence. But that is not the only way of creating a magical setting that leaves you spellbound. Why not let Mother Nature take over and do what she does best?
Southeast Asia often produces some of the most extravagant homes on the planet–homes that combine captivating views with serene ambiance in an organic fashion. Not only is it home to some of the world’s top dream destinations (ranging from the spectacular villas of Bali to the stunning beaches of Thailand) the country also offers the perfect backdrop to enjoy life at a relaxed pace. The beautiful is the dream home of architect photographer and interior designer Marc Gerritsen. And on first glimpse it does look like an amazing retreat draped in natural goodness.
The first level incorporates a dining and kitchen area that opens up towards the terrace while a spacious living area is tucked away on the opposite side. The top floor holds the twin offices for the couple along with a deck area that offers lovely views of the gorgeous landscape around the house.
The transformation of an old windmill into a lovely single-family residence and home studio is no walk in the park. But the historic mill of Santa Cristina in Italy found a brand new lease on life thanks to the ingenious makeover that it recently received.
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.
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!
In fact if you switched around some of the decor it may very well seem like an Asian-inspired home! With partial views of and Leschi Park the house is spread across three different levels. The basement features the entry and a bedroom and it leads to the more open levels above.