Designed by Stephan Maria Lang it is this living area that becomes the heart and soul of the house as it extends into the lavish deck pool area and garden outside. The infinity pool and outdoor dining and sitting space provide a relaxing getaway that seems removed from the rush of fast-paced urban life.
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.
At its core this is a home that explores the possibility of a modern home melting into the landscape around it and the beautiful adobe walls stand tall at the heart of this innovative approach.
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.
Crafted in aged wood and stone the exterior of the house exudes an aged look an aesthetic that the homeowners wanted to see in their new holiday home. But step inside and plush décor ingenious artwork and bright pops of color are interwoven with rustic elements to create a balance between two contrasting styles.
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.
The was in urgent need of a smart and contemporary extension that not only added to its living space but also altered the ambiance of the interior and gave it a cheerful urban appeal. Designed by Preston Lane Architects the fascinating rear addition achieves precisely this as it visually flows into the backyard.