It is precisely this crazy conundrum that the ingenious House at by Envelope Architects aims to overcome with a smart use of a central courtyard and an ingenious ‘light well’. In fact this vertical column at the heart of the house ends up becoming the defining feature of the eclectic modern home.
Despite embracing a more traditional color scheme one associates with a beautiful beach house the interior designed by Pleysier Perkins is distinctly contemporary as the wall of white is broken by limed oak timber accents and a touch of color in each room.
There is something innately beautiful about churches that have been transformed to serve a different purpose in the ever-changing world. While we have seen some being altered into breathtaking bookstores and libraries most often old churches find a new lease on life as unique and dramatic contemporary homes.
Despite its abundant use of white to set the tone for that classic beach-style interior the clever use of bright colors in each and every room gives the home a flavor and personality of its own. White sheer curtains floating wooden shelves and elegant lighting complete this relaxing Brazilian escape.
Sustainability is the key factor that drives every little aspect of the The Cave with 90 percent of all materials used in the construction of the house being derived from ranches and sandbanks around it. Old metal sheets and hardwood were sourced from an abandoned railway track nearby while earth and stone from the site were cleverly used to create a perfectly insulated yet airy living space.
Designed by Baraban+ design studio the lavish home showcases all the distinct elements that one associates with classic homes inspired by the Tuscany region of Italy – the sun-baked look of the walls terra cotta tiles Mediterranean design touches and a relaxed rustic vibe that comes with the use of weathered wooden surfaces. If you love all this Tuscan style this extravagant escape will definitely leave you spellbound!
Laced with simplicity and an air of casualness this is a makeover that seamlessly fuses structural and aesthetic elements. Expanding an existing home to meet the growing needs of a young family the turns to the tried and tested method of blurring the lines between the interior and the inviting backyard.