The garden that surrounds the house welcomes you at the entrance and also acts as a natural screen and a visual barrier. The lower level of the house features an open-plan living area with the kitchen and the dining space leading into the lovely backyard.
The rooftop terrace looks almost like an unfinished roof and its cool pergola-inspired design offers smart shade during the day and also lets in natural heat and light for the beautiful vegetable and fruit garden. This lovely blend of aesthetics and natural goodness turns the terrace into a serene and refreshing personal haven that has a style of its own!
The visual of tall trees outside enhances the spectacular design of the house and gives it a touch of natural charm. With the private quarters being housed on the top level and an additional living area in the basement the house makes a smart and trendy use of space. Comfy contemporary decor and attractive lighting both inside and outdoors complete this.
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.
A large opening above the kitchen allows light to filter through from the top floor even as the inimitable Tom Dixon Copper pendant lights add a bright metallic glint to the space. Long corridors double up as storage space with built-in shelves and hidden cabinets while an ergonomic home office is tucked away in the rear.
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.
Sustainable design and green home architecture are much more than a mere compilation of the latest smart home technology that saves up on energy. Design planning and the overall silhouette of the house also play a pivotal role in shaping the power and resource consumption of the structure.