Crafted by of de[luxe] design studio the house embraces a trendy modern rustic theme while borrowing lavishly from the classic cottage design. A muted color palette a smart use of reclaimed wood and a relaxing ambiance define this inviting getaway.
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.
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.
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.
The owners of the house include a family in their fifties with a couple of kids as well as their mother who wanted a house with the aura of a timeless Japanese design. The interior is clad largely in Japanese cypress that has been brought from the family’s farm in the forest near.
The idea was to design a home whose aura was as close as possible to the homeowners’ previous farm house clad in wood paper and concrete. Criss-crossing wooden beams make up the most prominent feature of the home and allow natural ventilation to make its way through to the top level.
The house welcomes you with a walkway that is clad in Balau wood and meanders its way past a serene koi pond as it leads you from the street to the front of the house. The lower level features an open living area with a plush living space an ergonomic dining area and a kitchen clad in Ceasarstone. Tom Dixon pendants and lighting fixtures from Foscarini enliven the space with their bold metallic accents while a sleek staircase in the corner leads to the private quarters tucked away on the top floor.