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.
GITC arquitectura turned to a concrete plinth to give the home a structurally sound base with Chilean wood glass and concrete shaping the interior. It is the first level of the house that contains the double height living area along with other public spaces while the second level holds the expansive bedrooms along with the bathrooms. Confined to the basement are the music room recreational zones home theater and other fun spaces. A beautiful stairwell connects the various levels even while allowing for unhindered flow of light.
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!
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.
A double height living room aids in climate control inside the riverside residence while glass windows sliding doors and skylights bring in natural light. Bedrooms sit on the second floor and overlook the rear garden the distant river and the scenery beyond.
Nestled in Radisson Heights – Albert Park was designed by Studio North to showcase how an old residence can easily accommodate three compact homes even while holding a relaxing and practical greenhouse!
A 70 foot long reflecting pool shapes the outdoor living zone with a budding kitchen garden and green nooks creating a lively landscape. Passive design sustainable design practices and photovoltaic panels that power the home’s energy needs complete this 2750 square foot complete this exquisite residence that is both serene and planet-friendly.