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.
Brick exposed concrete rebar and metal oxide give the interior a cozy inviting appeal despite creating a color palette that transports you to an ancient Iranian-style setting. Yet modern industrial elements and a loft-style floor plan ensure that there is a fine balance between the past and the present.
It is that time of the year when you want to pack your bags and head on a lovely holiday that takes you away from the busy city streets to an idyllic escape that helps you relax and rejuvenate. If you love skiing a white Christmas and the idea of being surrounded by majestic Alps a holiday home like might just be the ideal getaway for you. Nestled on snow-clad Alpine slopes and surrounded by imposing mountains and a scenic landscape this contemporary chalet promises its owner the perfect winter vacation home.
Is all about going green in more ways than one. It all starts with a floor plan that places emphasis on an uncluttered open look allowing light to freely flow from one level to another. Add to this smart design that reduces reliance on heating and cooling systems and you have an absolute gem of a home!
A box-like rear extension is connected to the garden and deck outside using large sliding glass doors even as the private spaces sit cozily on the top level. Nifty storage units hidden cabinets and efficient wardrobes in the bedrooms complete an alteration that is both pleasing and practical.
The bedrooms move away from the more minimal modern look and embrace a more traditional ‘chalet’ style as one sees each of the rooms being engulfed in wood. The smart use of windows brings in ample natural light with high gabled ceilings adding to a sense of spaciousness and elegance.