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.
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 chalet seems more modern than traditional as you step into its living room and a fabulous wood and cement fireplace becomes the focal point of this relaxing setting. Step in further and you have the large dining space and the modern kitchen both of which offer views that are as appealing as those from the living area.
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.
It is the first level that houses the living area along with the kitchen the dining space and the gorgeous garden while the half-sunken basement provides ample parking space a home office and service areas. The third and fourth levels hold the bedrooms and private spaces and also offer both textural and visual contrast with their wood screen and cantilevered form. Refreshing inviting and undoubtedly contemporary it is the box-like design and cubic form that win at House M.
Wooden slats and sliding glass doors allow the homeowners to shift between privacy and unabated views even as the outdoor living zone becomes an important part of the ‘lifestyle at Casa TM’. On the inside the color palette is predominantly neutral with bright artwork in blue bringing a hint of beachy charm!
The top level has been altered into a mezzanine level with the private spaces that embrace the Nordic flavor and ergonomics of the living area. A custom wooden staircase with glass railing steals the show in this exquisite Montreal home even as the small outdoor deck promises relaxing evenings throughout the warmer months.