Step inside and one finds an entirely different picture with exposed wooden surfaces and plywood sheets shaping a getaway that is inviting warm and elegant. Public spaces of this fabulous retreat sit on the lower levels with the top floors containing the bedrooms.
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.
Proximity to River Thames meant that digging for a new basement was a structural challenge in itself but add to it the need to blend a traditional silhouette with a contemporary interior delightful antiques and plush décor and you have a home makeover that is unique in every sense of the word.
Creating a contemporary home that is relaxing energizing and in harmony with the landscape around it Studio Arthur Casas transformed the aura and the visual appeal of a 6.000-square-meter lot in Brazil. Nestled on a small portion of the large chunk of land the gorgeous private home was built keeping in mind future demands of the homeowners and the need for new houses for both the children and the grandkids.