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.
Designed by SeARCH the overall form of Chalet Anzère was inspired by traditional chalet design and construction in this part of Switzerland. Unlike more contemporary and commercial structures with multiple gables the design of this magical modern home is far more ergonomic and suited to the local weather. A garage towards the back of the home offers entry into the fabulous abode with an elevator carved into the mountain connecting its three different levels.
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.
At the core of its design is a neutral color palette crisp design warm décor additions and plenty of natural light – features that make it so very distinctly Scandinavian. It is light gray and white that form the backdrop with pops of blue and green adding color to the setting in different rooms.
The living area is highlighted by the beautiful blue sectional on one side and a contemporary fireplace on the other with built-in seating next to it. Flowing into the dining area and the adjacent kitchen the entire interior seems like one large social zone where each space melts into the next in an effortless fashion.
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.
Carefully planned cutouts shape the new basement-level music room and the lap pool next to the home even as the private spaces feel relaxed and inviting. Still inherently traditional and yet unmistakably modern on the inside this is a bushland home that bridges two different design philosophies.