Nestled in Germany and overlooking Lake Starnberg and the distant hills the follows precisely this design philosophy. The upper level of the house holds the living area kitchen and dining room and is accessed by a giving those inside unabated views of the scenery around the home.
Designed by Suman Architects this beautiful residence showcases a perfect alchemy of contemporary and rustic styles with the aesthetics of a traditional mountain home coupled with modern ergonomics and comfort.
On the top level of the addition is the master bedroom along with a sitting zone that overlooks the backyard. Instead of using an ultra-simple and more mundane cubic form the slight twist in the fresh structure gives it a distinct personality that draws you in.
While the lower level features only the living area the top floor contains the small dining space and a cool kitchen with an ergonomic eating bar and granite benchtops. A luxurious master suite along with three additional bedrooms means there is ample sleeping space for a large family and guests over the weekend. Then there is the lovely sitting area with Juliet balconies that lets you take in the sights and sounds outside.
An idyllic natural setting imposing mountain views cascading waterfalls and a landscape that lets you escape the constant hustle and bustle of big city life in absolutely no time at all – it is hard to imagine a more perfect setting than the one surrounding the gorgeous in.
The double-height living space is clad in decorative screening to ensure that the wall of windows seems far more visually appealing while controlling the flood of natural light. Drapes and operable louvres add another layer of ventilation and temperature control to this level.
Large glass windows not only bring in plenty of light but also help in keeping the home warm during the chilly winter months. The orientation of the home is such that the house benefits from extra sunlight during the colder months while it is protected from the harsh desert heat during the summer. This passive cooling and heating technique also cuts out reliance on artificial temperature control systems.