If you love marble and natural stone then you will instantly fall in love with in Italy. The gorgeous contemporary home in Sicily uses a wide variety of marbles in different finishes to give its interior and exterior a refined yet luxurious ambiance.
Replacing an existing ranch home in Orangevale the borrows of midcentury aesthetics while embracing modern ergonomics and a smart indoor-outdoor interplay. Designed for a couple with grown kids the open living area of the house holds the kitchen with twin islands and a dashing dining area; all of which are visually connected with the landscape outside.
On the inside it is a series of open and close spaces stylish living areas where wooden warmth is combined with polished finishes and elegant contemporary décor that set the mood. The existing Queenslander was moved towards the neighboring two-story home while a single townhouse was added next to the series of three continuous dwellings to fit the entire development within the constraints of the limited site.
‘Lightness’ was the keyword during both the planning and execution phase as prefab Structurally Insulated Panels (SIPs) and metallic frame that relied on tension for stability helped pull off a sustainable and mesmerizing retreat.
After years of pondering over the best way in which they can design their own home Jacobs-Yaniv Architects settled on an inviting open and elegant design that showcases the beauty of traditional building techniques of the region.