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.
Sustainable design and architecture are not always about high-end technology and sleek energy-saving gadgets. Located in the heart of Namibia’s capital city this interesting and innovative residence celebrates green design practices with the adaptive reuse of materials.
The two antennas that contain the outdoor lights for the pool deck give the impression of twin military tanks mounted on top of the building from a distance! The penthouse itself is completely different from the building below it in terms of both its skin and interior giving it a sense of exclusivity.
Tapping into the charming industrial backdrop of this former tobacco drying plant and warehouse the spacious modern home embraces a chic and refined industrial style. White dominates the interior with a splash of gray and black bringing elegance refinement and some much needed visual contrast. Custom-crafted hexagonal tiles in various shades of grey help demarcate spaces in the large living area while one-of-a-kind tiles in white and gray bring Moroccan patterns to the corridor and the serene bath.
Combining aesthetics with functionality the large glass windows that envelope the living area ensure that the ocean and islands in the distance become a natural backdrop of the interior. While concrete gives the home an industrial and rough appeal the use of for the ceiling and window frames lends balance by bringing inviting warmth to the private and public spaces. Luxurious decor coupled with iconic pieces like the Eames Lounger add to the aura of this gorgeous getaway.
Most often the lofts and apartments that we come across in tend to have either a typical Soho style borrowed from New York or a touch of industrial charm that is so unique to the city. But this remarkable penthouse dubbed the ‘Elysium’ floors you with a more.
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.