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.
The home plays host to Danzig her husband two daughters and her parents and the design of the new revamped house was completed with the needs of every single member in mind. An open floor plan houses the living room the dining space and the modern kitchen that is neatly tucked away in the corner.
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.
Located in the municipality this is one vacation home that focuses more on the outdoors than the indoors. Spread across three different levels the expansive home features breezy interiors that offer unabated views of the lush green mountains and the Pacific Ocean in the distance.
While it resembles one of those lavish retreats from the outside the Naked House is all about stripping away unnecessary frills and ‘over the top’ opulence. After spending years around some of the most luxurious homes and five-star getaways in the region Gerritsen wanted to move away from this modern trend.
Classic design elements from Romanian architecture and interior design become an integral part of this charming space as the owners kept the decor intentionally simple and traditional. Intricate carvings on a wooden pillar that is over 100 years old and a wood-burning tile stove that is equally ornate stand out visually in the living space.
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.