It is homes that interact positively with the world around them that serve you best in the long term and nestled on a seaside lot in Thailand the is one such private residence that draws you in with its unique form and ingenious silhouette. Designed by NPDA studio the stylish dwelling has a breezy casual vibe that makes it a perfect retirement home and a holiday retreat.
An essential part of the island’s heritage thanks to the stay of Boswell and Johnson in the late 1700s the original stone structure of this home was built in 1732. Despite being abandoned since 1810 the cracked stone wall of the ruins became an iconic part of Coll and it has been preserved carefully as the new addition is connected to this existing edifice with a glazed living room. The two wings are connected seamlessly to showcase the brilliant exquisite and unique blend of eras styles and contrasting materials.
Designed by Feldman Architecture for a couple with three boys much of the residence reflects the personality of the homeowners and their desire to live in an open functional and modern setting where ergonomics are intertwined with effective design. Spread across four different levels it is the two lower floors that contain the public spaces while the third level houses the kids’ bedrooms and the master suite.
More often than not contemporary homes are shaped by the landscape that surrounds them the contours of the lot they sit on and of course local architectural style and weather conditions.
Stone and wood become the major components here while the aesthetics veer away from an overtly rustic style and the décor adds to this infusion of freshness and modernity. Wide open outdoor spaces combine with snug interiors thanks to large floor-to-ceiling windows sliding glass doors and fabulous walkways.