Contemporary homes are all about simplicity of form frugality and a certain minimalism that is reflected by the use of simple geometric shapes and clean straight lines. The form of a ‘cube’ is undoubtedly the most popular in this regard and in Lima Peru is one such residence where uncomplicated modern design holds sway. Nestled in a neighborhood filled with homes from the 1950s and overlooking a public park this outstanding family house is shaped and defined by a sense of individuality and privacy.
The wood siding seems to meander through the various rooms of the house even as walnut cabinets in the living room and a wall of cabinets in the bedroom complement it brilliantly. The new kitchen and the dining room next to it offer ample space for hosting weekend parties and entertaining guests throughout the year with ease even as pops of yellow and orange bring brightness to the color palette in white.
A series of picture windows skylights and glass doors bring the outdoors inside while eliminating any scope of a dull or poorly-lit corner. The color scheme relies on the extensive use of white for the backdrop with delightful paintings and décor bringing in a flood of color and pattern.
But it is the unmistakable presence of the dark spiral staircase that instantly grabs your attention and soon you are left marveling at the ingenious accent wall behind it. Created using a large number of plates in blue and white the feature adds a touch of spark and style to an otherwise unassuming space.
It is the lower level that contains the guest rooms with the second floor housing the main living area kitchen and dining area and the top level holding the master suite along with other bedrooms and bathrooms. With mesmerizing views of the surrounding landscape a minimal design style that puts practicality ahead of flowery aesthetics and a hint of Scandinavian simplicity this beautiful inventive and yet classic chalet stands out from those that surround it in Anzère.