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!
Nestled on one such rocky island and combining modern design and efficiency with the classic form of a traditional Scandinavian holiday cottage this is definitely one of a kind. Away from all the rush and owned by a family living in the gorgeous vacation retreat overlooks the rough coastline the sparkling sea and the view beyond.
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.
Designed for the urban socialite with teenage kids there is plenty of space here to hangout have fun parties over the weekend and to still enjoy some quiet family time once in a while. Designed by Brooks + Scarpa Architects it is a series of courtyards and walkways that get this accomplished.
The small mountaintop village of in the mountains of Andalusia Spain has a reputation of attracting artists and musicians from far and wide with its scenic landscape breathtaking views and idyllic backdrop. It is barely a surprise then that the Single Family House For a Painter designed by DTR_Studio Architect offers the perfect refuge and a relaxing hangout for a renowned painter Joseba Sanchez Zabaleta.
Sitting on small clearing and surrounded by trees on all sides the gorgeous getaway is almost invisible from a distance. Overall form the Hidden Pavilion is dictated largely by the natural elements that surround it as the terraces and upper level inclination were specifically crafted keeping in mind future growth of oak trees around the retreat.
Each of the townhouses and residences has direct ski-in/ski-out access making them absolutely perfect holiday homes. Beyond the obvious grandeur of the landscape and the appeal of a serene home in there are an array of sustainable features and planet-friendly design methods that make these homes a hit among the green crowd as well. Despite using wood glass and stone the presence of straight lines a neutral color scheme gray exterior and contemporary décor gives each of the houses a distinct modern look.