An open pavilion-style hall with large sliding glass doors brings the outdoors inside with ease even while offering unabated views of the lush green countryside and the waves in the distance.
But its new homeowners wanted a modern yet relaxing residence that combined rustic beauty Scandinavian simplicity and contemporary comfort in a seamless and sensible fashion. This is precisely what Scott & Scott Architects accomplished as they gave the family residence a style of its own!
Raw concrete walls provide interesting accent features indoors and visually connect the interior with the façade while dark colors are shunned in favor of an all-white or gray backdrop. A contemporary kitchen and spacious dining area on the lower level complement the style of the living space while the top floors house the private quarters. This is a house that aims to present a stylish dashing and contemporary portrait at every turn.
Once you take a look at the half acre pastoral site that the home sits in it is easy to understand why the homeowners wanted to revert back to an indoor-outdoor design that blends the structure of the home with the lush green world around it.
With a concrete platform wooden steps and smart shelving there is plenty of textural contrast here even as the landscape outside adds ample greenery. The old block on the lower level houses bedrooms and an additional living area with the top floor also hosting two bedrooms and a bathroom. Embracing an open design that still offers complete privacy this reinvigorated villa gives a chic makeover to a classic home.
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.
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.