Crafted with ingenuity and elegance by Bernardes Arquitetura the stunning vacation home turns the Atlantic into its backyard as the top level infinity edge pool visually becomes one with the waves just a hundred meters away!
Yet the resultant home overcomes these hurdles with smart planning and precise execution as every inch of space is utilized to the hilt. Structural walls and the orientation of the home bring ample privacy even while opening it up completely toward the ocean views outside.
Designed by Utz Sanby Architects the unique private house sits on the edge of a rocky cliff that is 100 meters above sea level. Adding to the architectural conundrum is the narrow lot where high neighboring buildings are all too close.
Allowing the kids to enjoy their time indoors in an unhindered fashion one finds here a lovely playhouse ample shelving to tuck away toys books and other accessories a swing and a movable slide. This combined with cozy corner nooks and a living room and dining space that are aesthetically and visually connected with the ‘play zone’ ensure that the entire family spends plenty of time here.
Originally built in the 1950s the sweeping family home was subsequently altered several times resulting in changes that destroyed its beauty and played havoc with the interior space. It took a fabulous makeover from David Coleman Architecture to undo the mess!
Extending the living area of an ’80s terrace house is a challenging task in itself but working with an already existing rear extension only makes the project even more challenging. This gorgeous semi-detached house dubbed is nestled in the lovely neighborhood of and its smart contemporary polycarbonate and glass extension opens it up towards the small rear garden with eloquent ease.
Much of the rear structure of the old villa was demolished to create space for a gorgeous new courtyard and a sparkling extension that is distinctly different from the existing home. Yet on the outside the new addition is clad in the same corrugated colorsteel as the old villa to give an image of cohesion.