The beautiful garden brings in natural light adds a tinge of freshness to the modern living area and visually links the indoors with the courtyard and pool area outside. Carefully placed pops of accent hues make a big impact thanks to the gray and white backdrop. Textured walls wooden finishes and unassuming décor create an air of cozy opulence.
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.
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.
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!
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 open design of means it needs to turn to new strategies in order to combat the harsh desert conditions while retaining its contemporary appeal. This was accomplished by Kevin B Howard Architects using a unique blend of traditional adobe walls and a series of wafer-thin overhangs!
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!