Orientation of along with sun protection on windows top-notch insulation thanks to the wooden frame skylights that bring in sunshine only in colder winter months and an attractive vegetal roof help in cutting back the heating and cooling needs of the home drastically.
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.
One of the striking features of the house is the clever use of staircases bridges and walkways to ensure that the ground below is left as untouched as possible. With an exterior that seems to blend with the colors of nature all around it the distinctly contemporary structure seems like a natural extension of the countryside.
It is the master suite on the second floor that is the absolute showstopper as its lunge retreat brings the outdoors inside in a truly spellbinding fashion. Neutral hues dominate the color scheme of the house with a heavy presence of wooden surfaces and a tiny splash of color brought in by accent décor and accessories.
The new rear addition to an existing home was modelled on the design flexibility and simplicity of the classic dollhouse where partitions between rooms are often arbitrary and one room can be turned into another by simply swapping the décor!
Designed by Kevin B Howard Architects the house sits on a lot that contains watershed patterns and the challenge of working the home around these without impeding them determined the desert dwelling’s overall silhouette. The beautiful combines scenic views with a cool indoor-outdoor interplay and an array of sustainable features in a seemingly effortless manner.
A dramatic lower level living area spanning across 400 square meters greets you here as space never becomes an issue inside this exquisite renovated warehouse home. With a loft-style ceiling and an array of delightful skylights the living area has a cheerful relaxed and refined ambiance that is filled with plenty of natural light. The rear lane access and double lock up garage also lead to the living space while comfy modern décor put the focus firmly on the grandeur of the setting and its exclusivity.