There is something undeniably charming and magnetic about a rugged coastline a precarious cliff overlooking the ocean and the vast blue beyond. It is precisely in one such mesmerizing setting that sits in. Designed to make the most of the captivating ocean views on offer even while braving the rough weather and prying eyes this beautiful getaway was built by Omar Gandhi Architect for a married couple from Toronto.
Sustainable forest management practices are also employed to preserve the original foliage of the Catskills and to integrate the modern cabins with the greenery around them. Locally sourced wood and stone add to the green credentials of each of these 26 homes while high-efficiency heating systems and top-notch insulation cut down on power bills.
Offering an upstate New York refuge that is much more than just eye-candy each of the homes is filled with planet-friendly features that make them a great choice for the eco-conscious homeowner. Passive solar design is coupled with smart placement of each home to ensure that the surrounding landscape is impacted in the most minimal way possible.
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.
Construction materials like the high recycled content composite siding and white stucco ensure that the searing heat of Orangevale does not cause quick damage to the exterior despite the openness of the design. A home that is smart sensible and responsive to the local climate!
‘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.
Linking the living area kitchen and dining along with additional bedrooms on one side with the master suite deck and reading room on the other the glassy lounge provides the perfect transition zone between public and private spaces. Allowing the homeowners to enjoy the outdoors even on a hot summer day filtered sunlight and ever-changing shadows alter the visual appeal of the extension throughout the day.