It is not very often that you come across a home that presents such a balanced amalgamation of textures like the lovely in Texas. Clad mainly in wood glass and steel the exterior of the house also presents exposed concrete walls to add to the lovely blend of contrasting materials.
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.
The street façade of the house offers complete privacy while the rear opens up into the lavish backyard. Featuring a refreshing pool an outdoor dining area and a kitchenette the landscape outside is as plush and comfy as the interior itself.
A rock pathway and a water feature add the exclamation point to the garden area and large sliding glass doors with an intricate design blur the lines between the interior and the private backyard. All-white walls grace the interior while elegant additions like the rattan dining table chairs and pops of bright color give the home a sense of exclusivity.
The homeowners wanted a low-maintenance residence that aged gracefully and had minimal impact on the natural canopy outside. All the stone used for the renovated home came from the existing site while the precast concrete fence panels of the old house were used as stepping stones in the lawn.
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.
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.