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.
Designed by B+V Arquitectos the budget home overlooks in the distance and sits on an elevated artificial platform. The 896.5-square meter home combines intimate spaces with pen vistas outside the window to create a dynamic indoor-outdoor interplay.
On the inside the glassy escape is unassuming with space being largely left vacant décor minimal and a kitchen clad in wood bringing warmth to the entire setting. The true purpose of the Hidden Pavilion is to take in nature at its undisturbed best even as you rediscover yourself and rejuvenate. Whether it is about a session of meditation or just spending a few days away from the daily routine this awesome hideaway provides the perfect setting for it all. Truly tranquil!
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.
The front façade of the Yin-Yang Residence is deceptively unassuming. But step inside and the house opens up revealing a wonderful central courtyard pool area and a spacious deck that effortlessly flow into the cheerful kitchen and dining area.
Elegant little additions like the sliding barn door at the entrance and the bespoke illuminated wooden stairway give you an early indication of what to expect inside. The living area acquires more flexibility thanks to the use of glass walls with a dark frame which can easily delineate spaces when needed. Different shades of gray lend a sense of sophistication to the open living space even as the new kitchen and dining zone in white effortlessly flows into the lush green courtyard outside.
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.