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.
One of the best things about smart renovation of an old home is that you not only get to have a brand new home that suits your latest needs and meets to your current taste but it also allows you to keep the spirit of the original home intact and the memories (if any) attached with it alive. And that is precisely what FINNE Architects have tried to accomplish with this gorgeous home set among secluded woods about 25 miles north of Seattle.
Nothing is more appealing that a beautiful beach house and while those on the Malibu coastline are indeed a huge catch the located in the southwestern part of Los Angeles County in Manhattan Beach is equally appealing.
The 2200 feet home sports a living room dining space a spacious terrace and a pool and each of these is visually integrated with the other leading to interiors that seem both spacious and naturally connected. The ergonomic and unconventional décor on the inside also give the home an exceptional look. The smart use of glass ensures that the home’s owners still get wonderful view of the sands and the waves as they wake up each morning.
It is always better to go for a revamp and remodeling of your existing home than to dismantle the structure completely to get something ‘newer and shinier’. It is not just cost effective and resourceful but will save you plenty of hassle and with all the magic that modern design studios unleash you can still get exactly the home that you have dreamed about.
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!
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.