The contemporary residence was designed by Jobim Carlevaro Arquitetos keeping in mind the specific needs of the homeowners which included an open social zone and a dashing deck outside. To ensure that the living room dining area and kitchen flow seamlessly into the outdoor pool deck a basement level parking was designed along with space for utility rooms.
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.
Despite its seemingly daring form the innovative extension feels perfectly at home in the more traditional backdrop with aging metallic finishes and unassuming décor completing the open interior. A neutral backdrop in pristine white pastel hues that usher in an air of femininity and bright warm metallics which dazzle at every turn – is a residence that definitely moves away from the stereotypical townhouse!
Wood plays a major role even in shaping the entrance of the townhouses the staircase on the inside and various ceilings and accent walls in different rooms. Street façade of the house offers complete privacy while the living area with flows effortlessly into the beautiful private yard.
GITC arquitectura turned to a concrete plinth to give the home a structurally sound base with Chilean wood glass and concrete shaping the interior. It is the first level of the house that contains the double height living area along with other public spaces while the second level holds the expansive bedrooms along with the bathrooms. Confined to the basement are the music room recreational zones home theater and other fun spaces. A beautiful stairwell connects the various levels even while allowing for unhindered flow of light.
The transformation started with the revamping of the lower level to house an open plan living with a neutral color palette. With the clients wanting a relaxing beachside vibe inside the home white pops of blue and subtle coastal style accessories were carefully chosen to achieve the desired look.
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.