Different textures and elements were added to this with a koi pond on the north side along with some green around it. A small waterfall at the entrance welcomes you with elegance while a flowing sheet of water at the back separates the private pool area from the rest of the home.
And the contrast amalgamates seamlessly and some wonderful views from the second tier thanks to the large glass windows ensure that the home is complete with everything that its owner who is an avid traveler and camping enthusiast asked for.
But this wonderful penthouse designed by Domb Architects in a residential tower on top of a sea-facing cliff truly offers you some amazing sights and if you do call this your home then you are sure to be privy to some amazing mornings and stunning evenings.
The entire living space here is designed to emphasize on the ‘openness’ of the penthouse and the lavish use of floor-to-ceiling glass windows ensures that you have a panoramic view of the sea no matter where you turn. While on one side the penthouse offers some beautiful views of the blue on the other you can take a look at the city lovely city skyline even if it pales in comparison.
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.
This spectacular reconversion of a Grade II listed monument into a family home is one example in a very applauded growing tendency : the recycling of historical or industrial monuments under a new functionality. It is ecological resource-friendly practical from a structural point of view and most of all an ingenious endeavor of architecture that proves the motto “form follows function” wrong asserting the flexibility of constructed space.
While some offer this unique view of the horizon others provide sights and sounds of the big cities and relaxing flora which helps kick start your day with freshness galore. And don’t forget the evening view. A relaxing supper with a beautiful sunset right outside your windows lets you enjoy some beautiful food for the eyes along with your palette. A later dinner will showcase the gorgeous lightscape made by the city buildings and landmarks.