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.
An entrance hall that leads to the main living areas is placed in between two large double garages that give the home a distinct street façade. A lovely koi pond and a beautiful entryway leading to this main hall set the tone for the colors and the design style used to shape the interior.
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.
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!
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.
Minimal and understated the decor is also kept as simple as possible with large pendants and paper lanterns stealing the show. While the first floor houses the private spaces the lower level holds an open-plan living area along with a smart bedroom that leads to the revamped garden. With sliding glass doors translucent panels and shoji screens the switch between privacy and open flowing interiors is seamless indeed.
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.