When we talk about scenic holidays that bring together sun sand and surf our minds often wander to the amazing tropical islands of South East Asia. But the of offer equally enchanting getaways that bring together the charm of the Mediterranean lifestyle and unending opulence.
The house is a stunning example of modern architecture and peaceful island living. It was designed and built to fulfill the wishes of a young Vancouver couple with two children. Nothing is too complicated inside.
The owners of this beautiful home initially wanted an interior with strong Moroccan flavor but as time went on they decided to move away from the dramatic bright colors and bold patterns in favor of a more rustic look. Soon they turned towards the traditional English style as it reminded the husband of his native country and also offered a lovely balance between the rustic and the modern.
Crafted by Affleck de la Riva architects the semi-detached house is located on a hillside and works around the asymmetric topography of the site to deliver a truly stunning residence filled with elegance and opulence.
Privacy was a key issue in shaping the overall contours of the house as the homeowners wanted a beautiful family house that kept away any prying eyes while letting in ample natural ventilation. A smart combination of skylights sliding screens with wooden slats and upper level windows were used to accomplish this task.
The top floor contains the master bedroom and luxurious bathroom along with an expansive walk-in closet. Embracing a neutral color scheme all three levels seem like a natural extension of one another even as pops of bright color are kept to a bare minimum.
Step inside and one sees the addition of quirky patterns colorful shelves and dynamic wallpaper which give the home a cheerful inimitable style of its own! Spread across two luxurious levels the entrance of the contemporary home opens up into a simple atrium that organically leads into the living room.