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.
The front façade of the Yin-Yang Residence is deceptively unassuming. But step inside and the house opens up revealing a wonderful central courtyard pool area and a spacious deck that effortlessly flow into the cheerful kitchen and dining area.
The lower level holds the spacious painting studio that is filled with natural light bedrooms and other utility spaces. Then there is the roof with its minimal terrace small garden and a splendid pool that allows the homeowner to take the very best views that Gaucin has to offer. A central atrium and additional patio bring light into the double height studio where there is ample wall space to display all the latest creations of Joseba Zabaleta.
It is once again polished white finishes combined with woodsy warmth that hold sway here. The dining area sits in an entirely different room with a unique backdrop crafted using the Woods wallpaper and plenty of white!
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.
Defined by the steep change in gradient of the lot it sits on and the amazing ocean views on offer of the harbor and beyond the adapts to the landscape around it. This luxurious and minimal residence in was designed by Mcleod Bovell to combine captivating views with a sense of calm and comfort.
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.