The family area and the sunken living room are separated by a wall featuring a two-sided fireplace and the television while the kitchen and dining areas make wonderful use of the available corner space. Even the area under the staircase is put to good use with banquette-style seating and a small breakfast nook.
This was accomplished using large glass windows sliding glass doors and clever partitions that allowed each space to flow into the next while giving the interior a cheerful airy appeal. The elevated house also features a set of ‘stepped planters’ that act as a transition between the landscape and the artificial structure.
The idea was to create a dark and moody setting that offered the ideal backdrop for bright pops of color all the while keeping the intact. The smart use of focused and ambient lighting ensure that there are no dull dark corners despite the obvious lack of natural light while sculptural pendants add both texture and pattern to the contemporary setting.
The twin roof design of the house gives it a unique façade and also keeps away excess sunlight during the summer months. Despite its cubic design and smart use of gray on the outside there is still an unassuming rustic quality about the residence.
The clever composition of the house ensures that almost every room has a seamless connectivity with the rear courtyard and the generous pool area. The open plan living area along with the kitchen and the dining room almost seem like a transitional zone between the outdoor living zones as sliding glass doors blur the lines between these areas. Each space flows into the next creating a sense of unabated airiness and a cheerful ambiance.