Located in a serene little niche on the historic coast of the cabin is all about once again reconnecting with nature and leading a life without frills and distractions. The interior of the cabin has an area of just 70 square meters and Camille Hermand Architectures made the best use of the available space.
With a glass entry pavilion that comes alive after sunset thanks to brilliant lighting and a refreshing pool area with a spacious deck this is a home that facilitates the seamless transition between the indoors and the landscape outside.
Taking this sustainable and resourceful approach forward is the in whichacquired a beautiful new extension along with a revamp of the existing home. The creative minds at Bates Masi Architects decided to keep the original skeletal structure of this waterfront home intact while giving it an imaginative makeover.
House Ber stands out visually right from the get-go as its street façade paints a stylish sculptural picture. One of the key features of the house is the way it brings different textures and contrasting elements together as and open patios define the overall silhouette of the residence. Large glass doors offer seamless connectivity with the patio and the extensive backyard while marble and Caesarstone surfaces give the interior a posh luxurious appeal.
Renovating a house built in the 60s or the 70s into an efficient contemporary structure is a task that is difficult enough but transforming a 200-year-old factory into a chic modern residence truly takes special skill and loads of creativity.
The house uses some conceptual premises as defining elements such as a large podium in contrast to the steep terrain. The elevated views over the natural environment change the perception of the environment as the water feature visually merges with the sea. In this way the archetypal images of the island are assimilated and reinterpreted retaining their language and proving timeless. Time seems to just stop when you gaze out the windows.
Keeping in line with the fundamentals of classic Japanese design nature plays a pivotal role in shaping the overall appeal of this elegant home. An open living area contains a beautiful sitting area an elegant dining space with classic wishbone chairs and hip Tom Dixon lights and a modern kitchen that is shaped by simple straight lines. Yet Asian-inspired accents accessories and wall art ensure that the Japanese touch is never lots throughout. Smart shoji screens and timber ceilings give the home unmistakable inviting warmth.