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.
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.
On the inside the woodsy warmth takes over completely and you are wrapped in a snug warm blanket of rustic finishes plush textures and quirky details that leave you spellbound. Crafted from locally sourced materials (along with reclaimed wood) the structure of feels like a natural extension of the panoramic rocky scenery around it.
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!
An array of 72 photovoltaic panels on the roof brings home plenty of green energy and once again the orientation of the home and the slope of the roof help in maximizing the output of solar energy. Open living areas cozy bedrooms and a curated outdoor living zone complete this nifty residence where architecture ventures way beyond mere aesthetics.
A cozy upper unit of an 80’s duplex building in the (interesting choice of name indeed!) combines brilliant architectural solutions with the vision of the homeowner to create a fascinating contemporary home.
With a design that incorporates passive heating and cooling techniques top-notch insulation custom LED lighting and a gray water management system the house also aims to keep its carbon footprint as low as possible.