A modern kitchen with a brick wall backdrop and other public spaces are located on the lower level while the top floor houses the bedrooms and the bathrooms. Keeping the focus firmly on the backyard this is on home that encourages its residents to spend more time outside than indoors.
Inspiration comes in a multitude of sizes shapes and styles and you do not always need millions of dollars to find that tranquil inspiring refuge. While we already looked at one such soothing home today this simple and in the woods explores an entirely different direction.
The shell of the historic structure was largely preserved while the interior was revamped completely to fashion a sleek contemporary residence that is spread across four opulent levels and 4500 square feet. An interesting foyer area welcomes you home and leads to the wooden staircase that was crafted using the timber beams of the previous structure. Exposed brick wall additions in different rooms bring textural contrast to the home while reminding the owners of its storied past.
A tiny kids’ bedroom with a couple of beds and another cozy bedroom for adults complete the lovely cabin. Smart shelves wall-mounted cabinets and the clever use of mirrors to create additional visual space ensures that you never feel cramped inside this natural retreat.
The house itself is comprised of three one-story wedge-shaped concrete volumes that serve as the carport living area and the private sleeping quarters. Spread across the main floor of the living volume contains the studio family room kitchen dining room living space home office and master suite while an additional level below it features the guest rooms and a home gym.
Overlooking the majestic Atlantic ocean the open design of this house and the seemingly unending horizontal plane that defines it draw you in instantly. Crafted to mimic the mythical idea of a a meeting-place for humans and gods the home seems like a seamless edge between the beautiful beach and the Atlantic that stands right in front of it. The elevated horizontal plane is 20 meters long and 36 meters deep and houses two full levels of living space underneath it. Embracing a sleek minimal look without any frills the interior keeps the focus firmly outside.
Twin double-sized bedrooms complete this level while a refreshing pool and a stunning water feature make the landscape outside as appealing as the opulent indoors. Continuing this smart blend of contemporary grandeur and tranquil elegance is the top level with an open-plan living area.