With a large open living area comfortable bedrooms and minimal décor that rely on the textural beauty of wood this impressive Canadian getaway is as inviting as it is dramatic! Draped ever so elegantly in a wood made of Cumaru a Brazilian tree species the in the State of Santa Catarina Brazil cleverly brings together privacy solar shading and lovely views.
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.
The exquisite family home in Israel relies on the beauty of raw finishes brought in by concrete and blockwork to create a serene setting where the line between the interior and the outdoors is blurred. Respecting the existing garden with two large pecan nut trees the makes most of the lovely garden that is nestled on the lot.
‘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.
Step inside and the picture changes dramatically with marble finishes and custom millwork creating an air of opulence interlaced with tranquility. An open plan living on the lower level is connected with the spacious kitchen dining area and a sitting room / sunroom that flows into the courtyard outside.
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!
Design influences from the Far East have always found space in the western world with the likes of George Nelson and Isamu Noguchi wowing the world with their masterpieces. As the quest of the urban denizen to find tranquility and relaxation grows with each day decorating elements from the East are increasingly becoming more prominent.