The private spaces are nestled on the top floor while a large patio with al fresco dining and a pergola with outdoor living space complete a relaxing and spacious Canadian home which has a cheerful personality of its own.
There is something incredibly cool and cheerful about contemporary Spanish homes that gives them a relaxing cheerful appeal with a dash of Mediterranean panache. Nestled in a gorgeous neighborhood of Finestrat Alicante Spain is one such elegant and luxurious modern residence where expansive outdoors and casual hangouts shape the interior Designed by Gestec a series of gardens a luxurious pool and outdoor dining and living spaces welcome the homeowners here. It is the contemporary pool deck space and the fabulous landscape that flow into the lower level living area giving it both color and personality.
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 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.
Wrapping itself around the entire lower level of the private villa the fence acts as the defining feature of the residence and helps create a micro-climate of sorts inside its confines thanks to a beautiful reflecting pool and ample greenery.
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.
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.