By Marcellette Valerian. Architecture. Published at Friday, February 02nd, 2018 - 13:03:48 PM.
Inside, the feel is spacious and modern, yet very comfortably furnished for a family. High pitched ceilings with architectural details soar above a light-filled great room, thanks to the wall of windows facing the pool area. A neutral palette enhances the view of the outdoors as well as the colorful art on the wall. The open floor plan is actually one large space that is divided by function with the furniture arrangement. This is the perfect arrangement for families that want to spend time together even when occupied with a variety of activities, all of which can take place in the one space.
A misconception that critics often have of modern architecture is that it’s cool and cold. However, the opposite could be argued. A large number of modern designs feature elements that are naturally warm and inviting, such as wood and stone.
The house is open to the surroundings at either end. It has fully glazed facades which let in lots of natural light and expose the internal spaces to the views which, by the way, are pretty amazing. We’re particularly intrigued by the way these spaces are organized. As we already mentioned, they’re all clustered around a central space which has a double-height ceiling. A spiral staircase and a ceiling-mounted fireplace emphasize the height of the space and serve as focal points.
Thanks to the owners’ desire to use reclaimed materials, the roof and exterior walls are covered with recycled, corrugated steel panels that are natural and have an organic feel. The rusty, weathered finish is a natural patina that the homeowners wanted to highlight. At each end of the building, reclaimed planks from snow fencing were used to panel the wall, adding another texture and extra interest to the exterior surface. The gabion wall that is filled with stones does double duty as an architectural element as well as a privacy screen for the pool area in the yard beyond.
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