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.
A wooden staircase connects the multiple levels of this smart cabin that is both easy on the eyes and on nature thanks to its minimal footprint. A perfect way to recapture the Holiday Season as you enjoy the last few weeks of winter ahead.
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.
The vertical space inside the apartment is used to the hilt with a mezzanine-level bedroom overlooking the spacious kitchen and dining area below. The living space is inherently simple with a bright blue couch at the heart of it all.
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.
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.
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.