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.
Building a house in the suburbs of a busy city like comes with a variety of challenges and the task becomes even trickier when one has to work with limited space. The fascinating by Andrew Burges Architects is nestled on a thin long plot that is flanked by several other houses and a busy street.
A balanced use of stone wood and glass coupled with a design style that borrows from the woodsy winter retreat gives the villa an inimitable silhouette. The interior features an open-floor living area with a beautiful modern kitchen a stylish dining area and a spacious living zone.
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 gorgeous project by Djuric Tardio Architectes is one such smart residence that combines a variety of versatile in crisp contemporary style. Located in Antony the southern suburbs of the innovative house is a completely prefabricated structure that was built offsite in a workshop and assembled in a mere two weeks!
A giant concrete wall with painted scenery anchors the central staircase that connects the various levels of the house and adds an interesting and unique visual. With mezzanine levels becoming popular additions in 2014 it is barely surprising to see the lovely mezzanine floor with a cozy reading nook in the corner.
The foyer and the living room combine a dash of the classic Hollywood Regency look with a mid-century approach while vintage additions like bright neon signs steal the show with ease. Horizontal black and white stripes in the entrance hall vintage framed posters and a giant vase welcome you gleefully.