Large glass windows open up the private zones of the house to the ocean view outside while the street façade of the retreat benefits from a retaining wall that provides privacy. Repetitive pod-like design of both the public and private units gives the structure a contemporary look with large walls of shelves and cabinets adding ample storage and display space.
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.
On the inside concrete is coupled with warm wooden tones to present a balance of various textures even as sliding glass walls and floor-to-ceiling glass windows complete a contemporary setting. Despite the unassuming color palette the use of various finishes along with a strong presence of natural greenery gives the house a relaxing modern vibe.
The house seems to blend in with the greenery that surrounds it and the living area seamlessly flows into the yard outside. Midcentury décor and pops of red and orange accentuate the ‘classic’ nature of design with the bedroom wing exuding a cozier and less open vibe.
With a dramatic and beautiful exterior that takes you back in time with its barn-style appeal the gorgeous structure charms you instantly. A lush green natural landscape patio and pool provide the perfect backdrop even as the interior presents a clean modern setting.
With a simple minimal style the interior of this Italian home cuts back on both color and excesses. White is the go-to hue here with furniture in darker colors bringing contrast and anchoring the open living space. A fireplace made of enhances this idea of dark and lighter tones coming together even as an ultra-modern kitchen filled with natural light and the bathroom benefit from the presence of. Beyond the use of both natural and composite marble finishes it is the cheerful classy and sophisticated vibe of this Italian home that stands out visually.
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.