If you own a sensational penthouse in the city of Beirut Lebanon then most homeowners and architects would want to incorporate the distant Mediterranean views into the overall scheme of things. But iconic architect Bernard Khoury has always had ideas that have challenged conventions and redefined the trendy.
Ample ventilation illuminates the spectacular living area with a vaulted roof and wooden beams as 52 windows surround the space! A trolley found at the local flea market doubles as the coffee table while custom pendants give the large dining area an aura of its own.
With a tranquil seasonal creek to the east and the iconic Toro Canyon Creek to the west the house is built to make the most of the panoramic landscape around it while ensuring that it visually stands out. The unmistakable silhouette of the is shaped by 12” thick insulated cast-in-place self consolidating concrete providing the homeowners with maximum protection against high velocity winds and possible fire outbreaks.
Surrounded by natural oak and eucalyptus trees and set on a secluded 10-acre lot in this elegant contemporary home by Shubin + Donaldson brings together a multitude of different textures to shape a truly mesmerizing setting.
But it sure once again reminded us of the captivating beauty that the country holds. the host of a Brazilian television show was always smitten by the charm of Rio and wanted a mesmerizing yet secluded retreat in the city that offered him the best possible view of the ocean in the distance. And the thrilling offers precisely that and a whole lot more!