A cleverly placed Japanese maple tree graces the indoor courtyard and completes a relaxing reading zone that sits indoors. A dark kitchen island and black kitchen shelves with a glossy finish offer lovely visual contrast when combined with the exposed brick wall on one side and glass walls on the other.
All of us dream about a home that is exceptional and exclusive. Some of us go a step further and crave a home that is completely unique and filled with plenty of personality showcasing an inimitable style. This fun-filled and colorful Belgium definitely fits this billing as its rich industrial past is combined with eclectic and vibrant modern flair that puts a smile on your face. Nestled in a 50s building the dwelling was revamped and designed by Studio Job to reflect the vivacious personality of its homeowners.
The front façade of the house is shaped by a beautiful and bright terracotta wall that was carefully created by craftsmen at Pamulang. This matte orange feature gives the home a cozy inviting appeal and an unmistakable personality. Carefully placed gaps in the wall bring in filtered light while much of the harsh tropical sunlight is kept out even as the natural properties of terracotta cool the home further. Energy efficiency is achieved at this Indonesian home by using passive cooling techniques along with the smartly placed courtyards which reduce reliance on artificial cooling and lighting systems.
The timeless beauty and unspoiled charm of the needs no introduction for the avid travel enthusiast and for anyone who steps into this paradise it is hard to resist the temptation of another trip to the region. Nestled in one such magnificent nook of Tingvoll Norway and overlooking a fjord is this fabulous wooden cabin designed by Rever & Drage Architects. Combining aesthetics that are contemporary and minimal with the classic charm of a gabled roof with shingles the gorgeous cabin acts as a bridge between the past and the present.
Locally sourced timber and reclaimed bricks coupled with a generous sprinkling of dark tiles and a concrete structure helped shape this distinct and stylish Sydney home. As is the norm with most contemporary homes these days the open living area with the kitchen and dining zones opens up into the rear garden and offers unabated connectivity with the sights and sounds outside.
On the lower level of the house one finds the living area along with the kitchen dining space and a Zen-style nook next to the staircase that also holds an indoor tree. Additional bedrooms and storage spaces make up the rear part of the ground floor with the first floor holding the master bedroom and study. Skylights that usher in a flood of natural light and smart artificial lighting complete an exquisite home where ergonomics and frugality take precedence over outlandish style and aesthetics!
Connected with the deck living area barbecue zone and the yard adults in the house can keep an eye on the little ones spending their time here from pretty much everywhere! Add to it the fact that the room is largely devoid of permanent fixtures and rigid features and it can be easily turned into an additional family room home office or even a guest space a few years down the line.