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.
It is the upper level that now houses the more formal living area kitchen with a view of the distant harbor and the bedrooms of the parents. This level was designed to act as an individual home on its own down the line with the lower level accommodating the kids.
The new block in the rear contains the kitchen dining area and the sitting lounge and becomes the hub of activity. A clear demarcation of styles between the original unit and the latest addition is maintained even while ensuring that the transition between both the spaces is as smooth as possible.
A smart staircase connects the two different levels of the house effortlessly with natural light flooding through both the levels. Clean lines and contemporary décor put the final touches on this beautiful Chilean residence.
It is the rear of the house that gets a dramatic facelift with the new addition while the street façade remains completely unchanged. This preserves the original classic vibe of the residence even while ensuring that the interior has an aura that is inspired by modern industrial lofts in cities like New York and Vancouver.
We often see homes where two or three different decorating styles are carefully and cleverly mixed with one another even while creating a lovely modern ambiance. But the in Thailand takes a different approach with the various sections of the house separated from one another to create a lovely central courtyard and a series of walkways.
Nestled in the middle of a beautiful oak forest and overlooking the ocean in the distance is a Swedish home that sits next to a summer home that was originally built in the 1960’s. The contemporary structure makes its presence felt with a dark and dashing exterior that is minimal and lit elegantly using sconce lighting.
The curved design of the complex also helps create a private courtyard and space for common areas that include outdoor recreation zones and dining spaces. Solar panels on the roof also provide more than 50 percent of the hot water used in the building and with neutral white and light-filled interiors every home here feels like a relaxing and cozy refuge!