A modern house that interacts with the natural landscape around it to create an elegant and pleasing ambiance is something that all of us wish for. But surrounded by urban spaces where every inch is a premium and the constant rush of city such homes are hard to come by when living in a concrete jungle!
As is the norm these days it is once again large sliding glass doors and a double-height wall of windows above that open up the otherwise ‘closed home’ towards the small private garden outside.
The focal point of the house is most obviously the pool area and the outdoor lounge that comes with a dedicated kitchen barbeque zone and an Asian-style pergola that keeps the sun away on hot sultry days. The entire space is designed to create a ‘holiday resort’ vibe and the vivacious color of the pool tiles definitely accentuates this appeal.
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!
The modern kitchen is well and truly the heart and soul of the house and often ends up being the social zone where family members come together to catch up after a long hard day. While that is hardly surprising the owners of by KUBE Architecture in take it a step further by making their new ‘cook’s kitchen’ the focal point of their existing rowhouse makeover.
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.
Features such as the checker board wall paneling next to the stairs that contains cutouts for the wine collection of the homeowners the custom-crafted sliding door next to the stairs with a paint-drip feature hexagonal wall tiles in the bedroom and a gorgeous plant screen add texture pattern and uniqueness to various spaces of the residence. It is such ingenious refined touches that truly transform this Auckland retreat!