While that is indeed just a well orchestrated architectural trick there is nothing unreal about the lavish interior and the seamless design that blurs the line between the interiors and the outdoors. Nestled in the busy city of and crafted by Pitsou Kedem Architect the is truly one-of-a-kind.
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.
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.
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.
The color scheme of the house is kept simple and neutral with white and grey making their presence felt in every room. Plush furnishings complement a toned-down industrial style that ensures the house requires little maintenance compared to sleeker more contemporary structures.
A large living area with a modern kitchen and dining space greet you inside. Bright pops of orange and yellow breathe life into a home that is dominated by the many shades of grey and cream. The kitchen overlooks the porch that features a tranquil garden a Jacuzzi an infinity-edge pool and even a children’s pool.
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.