Nestled on the side of the steep hill in Queensland and overlooking the distant Gold Coast skyline and the Pacific Ocean it is the view on offer that defined the modern transformation of this Aussie home. Luxury was intertwined with smart ventilation systems to achieve a balance between comfort privacy and spectacular views!
Paul Kirk is arguably one of the most renowned Pacific Northwest architects who not only defied the conventions of the time but also defied the style that would soon become the accepted norm in the region. Sweeping windows practicality and the clean aesthetics of midcentury style defined his homes.
An Alpine valley with two large ski resorts that is renowned across the planet and home to mesmerizing wilderness that will transport you into the lap of nature needs little introduction to ski enthusiasts across the globe.
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.
It is easy to understand the choice of style as the Pacific Ocean in the distance and the sunny weather seem like the perfect backdrop in which one can revel in some stunning Mediterranean architecture.
Some of the materials from the original home were removed and reused in the form of unique weathered décor pieces and accent surfaces that celebrate the rich past of this beautiful row house.
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.