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 –
It is the sparkling plunge pool along with the suspended wooden deck and the rear garden that steal the spotlight at this Canadian home. But there is much more on offer than Oceanside vistas as the interior perfectly complements the unassuming contemporary façade.
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.
It is the main floor of the old building basement level and the garage that provide space for the three separate yet symbiotic dwellings. Interior of each space is simple uncomplicated in form and is centered on an open plan living area.
On the inside it is an open plan living area with dining space and kitchen in white that act as the social zone even as a stunning spiral staircase connects the various levels of this light-filled Spanish home. Filled with plenty of white pops of blue and crafted for those who love the outdoors modern Mediterranean panache holds sway here!
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.
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!