But the offers much more that mere aesthetics as dark floor tiles reduce the glare from the ocean and high louvres keep the interior cool in a natural fashion. Rainwater tanks capable of holding 5000l of water provide the home with almost all of its water needs while passive heating and cooling techniques cut down on energy consumption. This not only makes life at this beachside home a lot easier but also adds to its sustainability quotient.
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.
Area rugs and the clever arrangement of furniture is used to delineate individual spaces while the overall style links one with the other. Edison bulb lighting in the kitchen and bold black pendants further accentuate the industrial heritage of the loft while the trim dining space has more of a contemporary appeal thanks to its light gray backdrop.
The real showstopper at this home is its indoor pool with a ceiling featuring a painted faux sky on a plaster finish. An additional LED lighting system adds sparkle to this amazing setting that matches the imposing mountains outside both in terms of elegance and grandeur. The outdoors become a part of each and every room at the Wheeler Residence and this is what makes this enchanting escape so very special.
While the large glass sliding doors bring in ample natural light it is the clever placement of skylights that truly steals the show here. A uniform stream of daylight illuminates every part of the new extended living space and even the tiny bathroom with colorful floor tiles benefits from the presence of a skylight!