One of the hardest things to do is to create a home that conforms to the contemporary style of design and yet has a relaxing and inviting ambiance. Often in a quest for that picture-perfect look homeowners tend to ignore the ‘livability’ factor of a house.
Sitting above and occupying a small sloping site the uses smart architectural solutions to overcome the structural conundrums that it faces while keeping the aesthetics of the home intact. Designed by Craig Steely Architecture the trendy house is built on a which also serves as a spacious garage.
Part of a larger renovation that saw the revamping of the entire house the new structure added to the backyard is composed of wooden cladding steel and glass. Housing an exceptional contemporary kitchen and a gorgeous dining area featuring the Saarinen Tulip table and chairs the new addition instantly elevates the overall appeal of the house.
But the real talking point of the house is the multitude of smart features like the photovoltaic panels green roof system grey-water harvesting and LED lighting which help in giving the residence its core principle of sustainability.
Connected with the courtyard outside in a seamless fashion the house lets in ample natural ventilation along with smart pendant lighting to drive away any dark corners. Elegant and serene the is all about the smart use of natural materials!
Features such as passive cross-ventilation ensure that while the home welcomes in light the tropical heat is kept outside for good. Long courtyards large balconies and verandas give the renovated home a fresh airy appeal even as its traditional origins are kept intact.
under the furniture makes the space even more futuristic and despite its ultra-modern design wooden surfaces create a warm and inviting ambiance. Large glass walls constantly connect you with the outdoors while the giant bookcase in the living room shines through as the only colorful addition in the entire home.