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.
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.
It is not just all pomp and splendor at The Edge though as a roof that is harvested to in-ground water tanks integrated with all hydraulic systems energy-efficient LED lighting a concrete shell that keeps the home cool and shelters it from tropical storms and a minimal footprint make it an eco-friendly marvel as well. The cascading waterfall in the room also adds to the temperature control feature with the evaporating water keeping the heat away on blistering summer afternoons.
Anytime you come across an old house that has been around for decades the burden of poor alterations and unwanted extensions seems like an almost inevitable and unwanted byproduct. And this is precisely why most homeowners opt for modern extensions and renovations that not only get rid of the poorly planned and unnecessary partitions but also give the home a new lease on life.
Glass doors and walls connect the kitchen and dining spaces with the courtyard outside and this revitalizes the interior and gives it a bright and cheerful ambiance that the homeowners desired.
If you are looking for a modest beach house with a classic approach to design you will definitely not find it at this lavish holiday home in Brazil. Designed as a weekend and vacation retreat for a modern family this is all about giving the good ol’ nautical theme a healthy contemporary twist with color and creativity.
Located in a busy neighborhood of this was turned into a lovely eclectic single-family home by Linc Thelen Design. The revamped residence contains seven bedrooms and six bathrooms along with sweeping public areas that steal the show with sheer grandeur!