If the 90’s were all about rigid cubicles and an intentional disconnect from immediate surroundings the last decade has turned this around completely with open inviting interior design. Finding that ideal balance between privacy and openness coupled with smart indoor-outdoor interplay is what you get at the cheerful in Venice.
Use of natural materials wooden fiber and linen ensure that insulation here is top notch as the harsh island weather fluctuates dramatically throughout the year. Braving the rough coastal winds with custom wind deflectors every little detail at this island home has been crafted to create a family getaway that will last for generations to come.
Elegant little additions like the sliding barn door at the entrance and the bespoke illuminated wooden stairway give you an early indication of what to expect inside. The living area acquires more flexibility thanks to the use of glass walls with a dark frame which can easily delineate spaces when needed. Different shades of gray lend a sense of sophistication to the open living space even as the new kitchen and dining zone in white effortlessly flows into the lush green courtyard outside.
A gabled roof form was chosen to ensure that the street façade of the house blends in with the more classic neighboring structures. With an elevated living area privacy is never an issue here despite the flowing indoor-outdoor interplay that effortlessly connects the courtyard and the rear garden with the living room.
Step into the living area and one instantly notices that the focus is firmly of the captivating view outside! Despite the use of contrasting materials like concrete wood and leather the overall color palette is muted and inconspicuous.
A striking stone wall stands at the entry and offers the first dramatic visual element of the home. The gorgeous stone wall seems more rustic than modern and yet it blends in with the overall ‘serene’ appeal of Casa Finestrat.
GITC arquitectura turned to a concrete plinth to give the home a structurally sound base with Chilean wood glass and concrete shaping the interior. It is the first level of the house that contains the double height living area along with other public spaces while the second level holds the expansive bedrooms along with the bathrooms. Confined to the basement are the music room recreational zones home theater and other fun spaces. A beautiful stairwell connects the various levels even while allowing for unhindered flow of light.