But this Californian home is about a lot more than just creating a fun and fabulous social setting. Smart technologies like the green roof photovoltaic panels that also offer shade for the lower level heat reduction and energy-saving features transform it into a sustainable and eco-friendly hub. The 12KW solar panels can power the home completely even as automatic sensors cut down on waste of electricity even further. A smart home for the evolving urban family!
A titled wooden ceiling creates a progressively spacious living area on the lower level with a striking metallic staircase ushering in contemporary sculptural charm. Three bedrooms with bathrooms a sleek kitchen mezzanine level that offers brilliant views of the scenery outside and two expansive decks complete this Californian getaway that leaves minimal eco-impact.
A carefully planned entryway leading to the living area relies on a series of half-story stairways that break up the steep gradient and create a more fluid transition. This also creates several different levels for the various volumes of the home utilizing the available space to hilt.
A terraced deck with garden planters forms the central axis of the solarium with a roaring fireplace at the entry and relaxing seating welcoming the homeowners and guests gleefully. With a translucent polycarbonate cladding and wooden lattice structure there is plenty of geometric contrast and filtered sunlight here for you to soak in. Simple in its form and rustic in theme it is this gorgeous eco-friendly hub that makes this Canadian home so very special.
Finding refuge in nature is increasingly becoming the most preferred way forward when it comes to design of suburban homes. Nestled on a secluded lot in Brazil and overlooking river Arroio Pelotas this cantilevered contemporary home gleefully embraces the landscape around it.
Built to meet the specific needs of two retired geophysicists you would expect the exceptional to imbibe the spirit of the planet and its green goodness within its form. This is precisely what Alan Nicholson Design Studio have managed to deliver as they combined several different materials a breezy design centered around a cantilevered shed roof and an inviting landscape.
Reinventing the classic mountain chalet design with modernity energy-efficiency and the unique charm of Lake Tahoe are for those who love comfort fun-filled ski slopes and amazing views rolled into one. A series of six single-family residences and eleven townhouses designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson these mountainside escapes allow homeowners to move away from mundane city life even while wrapping them in modernity and a tech-savvy lifestyle. This is essentially a flawless marriage of two contrasting worlds –