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.
The double ventilated wooden façade further improves the insulation of this modest home where it is wood that holds sway on the inside. Charming public spaces and cozy bedrooms complete an efficient and adaptable residence that is not too hard on the purse strings of the homeowner.
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.
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.
Rammed earth wood metal steel and even concrete find a way to coexist with ease at this gorgeous Californian home where elegant design energy-efficiency and eco-friendly charm are seamlessly rolled into unison.
At times too much emphasis is placed on the home itself instead of focusing on the needs of those who reside inside it. But placing functionality ahead of extravagant form this modern-classic home in was designed by Heliotrope Architects to accommodate the needs of a creative young couple – one being an artist and another website designer. The workstyle of the homeowners largely influenced both the form and the finish of the with the art studio inside becoming an essential part of the larger narrative.
If the 90’s were all about rigid cubicles and an intentional disconnect from immediate surroundings the last decade has turned this around completely with open inviting interior design. Finding that ideal balance between privacy and openness coupled with smart indoor-outdoor interplay is what you get at the cheerful in Venice.