The idea here is to try and incorporate traditional Japanese architecture and natural lighting principles along with modern minimalism to create a truly one-of-a-kind structure. And we can confidently say that Antonino Cardillo has succeeded at that.
This next home takes the tree house concept to an entirely different level! Uniquely orb-like in shape The HemLoft was built by Joel Allen after an attempt to retire at age 26 proved unsuccessful. Yes behind this interesting dwelling is an equally interesting story!
In fact the house is designed to be dynamic with reflective surfaces and natural light playing off the dwelling’s many angles to create a compelling living space. Check out the images below to see why Reflection of Mineral is equal parts residence and work of art. Be on the lookout…the interior is full of architectural surprises!
That does not mean the indoors are bland by any means whatsoever. In fact the home itself compliments the surroundings wonderfully well and the extensive use of glass ensures that you have ample views of both the reservoir itself and some lovely landscape of the San Gabriel Mountains.
The spacious kitchen with the clean white interior seems to bring out your culinary desires. The ample dining area with the view makes sure your dinner guests simultaneously receive the benefits of your cooking and the wonderful outside. The house sports 3 ½ levels and the central staircase links each of them with the master suite being placed in the top most floor.
By using the tried and tested design of the conventional Vietnamese along with a few new twist and incorporating a small interior garden and large roof opening that allow for natural ventilation and a refreshing breath of fresh air the home brings together the best of both worlds.
On the other side of it are a relaxing porch and an infinity pool for a cool dip on one of those hot and humid African days. Interiors were kept simple stylish and are mostly clad in monochromatic colors while green seems to have been added in some of the places just to give the décor a feel of freshness and keep it in sync with a ‘nature-centric’ theme.