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.
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.
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.
With a polished kitchen in white and a dining area that anchors the breezy space with shades of gray and black the living area flows effortlessly into the large wooden deck outside. Bold wall art ushers in points of brightness and color even as life at the Sunset House feels more like an outdoor staycation than an indoor experience!
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!
Get past the striking rammed earth walls at the entrance and you see a large and beautiful living space that feels even more airy thanks to the sixteen foot high ceiling. Kitchen and dining room sit on one side of this grand living area along with the study spaces while the master bedroom wing is place on the other side.
It is the living room where this fusion starts as a marble fireplace wall sits snugly next to the accent wooden wall that holds the entertainment center. Despite white and shades of gray being dominant throughout the house the interior feels anything but monotonous.