Another highlight of the home is the office pod on the top level that seems to be draped in wood and contains plenty of storage space. Both its placement and design ensure that disturbance here is minimal even as the greenery outside and the view beyond add to its charm. Efficient and graceful this is a home that has been fashioned to meet the specific needs of its residents to absolute perfection.
A striking stainless steel staircase connects the various levels of the house and a fabulous green roof and deck sit on the top level. The color scheme inside this contemporary home is largely neutral with the staircase adding textural and sculptural contrast to an otherwise unassuming and relaxed interior.
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.
With an exterior that embraces the traditional elements of a classic townhouse and an interior that is quirky spacious and filled with plenty of light is a modern family home that showcases ample versatility.
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.
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.
The living area and bedrooms on the upper level also shun bright color with books accessories and accent pillows bringing in a hint of colorful allure. With vines covering the double-story party walls and creating a natural and private outdoor space the new owners find themselves spending as much time outdoors as inside this revitalized townhouse.