Designed to meet the needs of a couple (both geologists who now mostly work from home) the residence embraces a relaxed and vibrant appeal. The color scheme is largely kept neutral with simple grays whites and warm wooden tones dominating the interior.
Oversized windows large glass doors three expansive terraces and smartly placed skylights that usher in ample ventilation ensure that the line between the indoors and the world outside is blurred. Taking advantage of the lovely city skyline views outside the focus is kept on creating a vibrant home that allows you to take in the many sights and sounds of the iconic city.
Instead this elegant home is all about reconnecting with nature. Surrounded by ample greenery and offering unabated views of the ocean in the distance the minimalist residence is spread across five levels that tap into the panoramic landscape outside.
Relaxing bedrooms with the timeless furnishings of Charles and Ray Eames a serene koi pong with Tom Dixon’s copper pendants above and a stunning entertainment room complete with a pool table and a home bar lend modern sophistication to this marvelous mansion. And if you are overwhelmed by all the affluence inside you can step out and enjoy the expansive wooden deck and the wonderful views it offers after sunset.
From a distance the ingenious roof reminds us of Japanese origami creations and transforms the otherwise simple nature retreat into a dramatic eye-catching structure that is set against an equally awe-inspiring tropical countryside.
The entryway and the façade were obviously left mostly untouched while the interior seems to play with light textures and design styles. There is indeed a very strong undercurrent of in the transformation that dates back to the early fifteenth century.
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.