There are three bedrooms and two bathrooms elegantly distributed over two stacked boxes perched on the rocky cliff. The open-plan kitchen and the living area have floor-to-ceiling windows to make sure you don’t miss the beauty of the scenery – the stunning lake and the surrounding mountains. But everything changes when you walk outside on the expansive roof decks and recharge your battery from this terrifically laid-back escape from the pressures of the real world.
To minimize the impact of the building to the site — it’s a hybrid structure made entirely of wood with some steel and very little concrete — the architects also ensured that the house is completely off the grid. Which is why independent sources of heat and electricity were added.
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.
Nestled on the top floor is the luxurious master suite the colorful children’s room and additional guest spaces. A fabulous media room and laundry complete this elegant and creative London home that surprises you with creative design solutions unexpected pops of color and lavish decor additions. Combining contemporary architecture with a hint of playfulness and imaginative design the has a style of its own!
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.
And did I mention one of the most intriguing aspects of the house? I could see myself enjoying a good book by the fire while the wind and rain storm outside. Or maybe I’m daydreaming again.
The ingenious gas stove addition in the living room also doubles as a smart divider between the living and dining spaces and the and give the home a hint of sustainability. The use of natural pine wood obtained locally and other eco-friendly materials used in shaping the also helped in cutting down the carbon footprint of this elegant contemporary home set in an idyllic landscape.