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.
There is no doubting the fact that it is the view outside that is the real showstopper here but the design of this wonderful cabin the remarkably comfy ambiance it creates indoors and the elegant use of natural materials and plush textures to accomplish this complement the majestic scenery perfectly.
Yet it is the exterior of the house that draws your attention instantly with two retaining concrete walls supporting the cantilevered frame of the house. This preserves the original lot as much as possible and fashion a residence that is as ecologically non-invasive as possible.
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.
Most of Malibu’s beach houses villas and luxury homes are all about contemporary Californian style that has organically evolved from the late 60s and early 70s. But this beautiful and opulent residence designed by Paul Brant Williger Architect heads in a completely different direction as it brings Mediterranean charm and Tuscan beauty to this glittering coastline!
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.
With the world hotly debating issues like climate change carbon footprint and fight against global warming in Paris it is inevitable that more homes in future will go down the green path similar to one taken by this stylish Spanish home!