The chalet seems more modern than traditional as you step into its living room and a fabulous wood and cement fireplace becomes the focal point of this relaxing setting. Step in further and you have the large dining space and the modern kitchen both of which offer views that are as appealing as those from the living area.
The indoor-outdoor interplay is efficient with skylights and gabled ceilings creating a sense of cheerfulness and space. Beautiful chandeliers also enliven the living and dining areas with even the kids’ bedroom and adult bedrooms embracing the neutral color scheme.
But that is not where the many eco-friendly traits of this house end. Every little element has been carefully put in place to enhance its overall ‘green quotient’ and absolutely nothing is random or coincidental. Large glass windows and sliding glass doors bring in plenty of natural light along with cleverly placed skylights even as the open lower-level living area charms with its cool sunken living room. With a dining area and kitchen that are equally relaxing and yet unassuming you have an interior where less is definitely more.
Oversized pendant lights and ample natural ventilation elevate the ambiance of the home even as furniture ushers in some much needed color. With bedrooms and bathrooms also embracing this minimal-ergonomic look this is a home where simplicity and practicality trump aesthetics.
Designed by Jaime Ortiz de Zevallos the home features an interior that is completely hidden from the world outside. Yet the rear part of the house opens up toward the garden and pool area with a cantilevered bedroom section providing shade for the outdoor living space below.