Adding a deck to your home will not only increase the value of your property investment but it will also provide you with an outdoor space perfect for parties neighborly chats or simply a quiet space to enjoy a hot cup of coffee or nice cold beverage.
Modern architecture is all about sleek and well-defined lines that produce flowing interiors which are easy on the eye. While many of the beach houses are going for that ultra-transparent look which tends to use glass extensively Lima-based design studio Javier Artadi Arquitectos have gone for a more balanced and ‘boxed’ approach.
The is nestled on an 18 acre property that sports plenty of flora and even has a pond that is close to the home. The challenge for the designers was to integrate the existing surroundings with the new and revamped structure which offers its residents some great views of the lush surroundings while it makes for a lavish contemporary home. The highlight of the home was the use of repurposed wood which pretty much helped in construction of the entire structure.
The architects and interior designers made a smart choice to achieve this specific target by using low cost and traditional building materials for the home while they went for top notch décor in order to furnish the home and achieve the required ‘expensive and luxurious’ look.
It is not so much the architectural style but the use of materials that changes drastically as we move up the spiral steel staircase into the second tier where the bedrooms are clad in white stone and present a contemporary look to the core.
Designed by design studio Johnson Chou this beautiful house seems to offer two entirely different worlds packed into one. The ground floor sports the kitchen living dining study and guest quarters which are all clad in some old-world charm with the use of ebony wood veneer panels.
Of course in the quest for finding that bold new look one cannot go too far and needs to find the absolute right balance. The Penthouse at the in Toronto Canada does exactly that with its combination of the classic with the modern.