Ceramic and terrazzo finishes also give the home plenty of textural contrast with the warm and traditional kitchen becoming the heart and soul of this Asian residence. The living area also uses color in a sophisticated manner with green walls and a neutral backdrop creating a picture-perfect setting.
Most modern apartment structures not only feel sterile and boring but are often viewed as buildings that impact the urban landscape in a negative fashion by wasting vast energy resources and leaving a huge carbon footprint.
The clients wanted a home that was secure as the lot enjoys twin access points; one from the front and one from the rear street. Combining a sense of spaciousness and freedom with privacy and security the new home is spread across two different levels with the lower floor containing the open plan living area kitchen and dining and the top level holding the bedrooms and other private zones. The double-height living area drives away any feeling of ‘lack of space’ with a brightly colored orange couch at the heart of it all.
The basic idea behind the design of the house is to keep things simple with a minimal decorating style taking over. On the outside the house is draped in white and gray and this polished color scheme holds sway inside as well.
With River Rapel meeting the Pacific in this quaint setting the residence designed by WMR Arquitectos does all it can to capture the beauty of the distant landscape and bring it indoors.
Décor in the living area dining room and the game room is much more classic in its appeal with curtains that add flowery pattern and plenty of color energizing the spaces. One can see a lovely transition of styles here even as the modern woodsy kitchen becomes the new heart and soul of this timeless residence.
But the in takes an entirely different approach to its design with a more energy-efficient and eco-friendly set of apartments that are LEED platinum certified and perfect for the eco-conscious homeowner.
Despite the use of blue accent additions and bold metallics the house is largely neutral and large sliding glass doors welcome the outdoors inside during warmer summer months.