The lower level contains the public spaces with the living area being filled with a midcentury modern vibe thanks to the iconic Isamu Noguchi coffee table classy seating options and brilliant lighting. The kitchen and dining space connected with the living zone open up toward the courtyard outside and a cozy reading nook under the stairs completes the level. With skylights placed directly above the woodsy staircase natural light filters down to the lower level of the home while stripped-down vintage socket-style pendants bring additional illumination.
Some build love nests and others build love islands. All love boat jokes aside married couple Wayne Adams and Catherine King began constructing Freedom Cove their incredible oasis on the water back in 1992 and they’ve been adding to it ever since. Now the couple-made island off of the coast of Vancouver Island comprises a whopping 12 mini platforms with all sorts of amenities from an art gallery to a greenhouse and even a dance floor!
Located in this classy house has a U-shaped design and a smart floor plan that turns the serene courtyard into an absolute showstopper! Nestled on a the spacious home mixes contemporary style with elegant décor and clever indoor-outdoor interplay to blur the lines between the interior and the landscape outside. Large glass doors connect the living area the master bedroom and additional spaces to the courtyard. The central wing contains the living space kitchen and dining room while the master suite and additional bedrooms flank it on both sides.
A home that blurs the conventional line separating the indoors from the surrounding landscape the in Brazil encourages its homeowners to spend as much time outdoors as possible. Spread across an area of nearly it is the backyard pool deck and the greenery around the home that define its structure silhouette and choice of materials used.
The idea behind the project was simple enough in principle but far harder to execute. The harsh weather of the region meant that the new home needed the right insulation and an air circulation system that kept the interiors fresh while keeping the heat indoors.
A relaxing water feature in the courtyard gives it a tranquil Zen style and fabulous lighting elevates this enchanting appeal to a whole new level. On the inside a classy contemporary kitchen from Boffi a poured-in-place board form concrete fireplace and unassuming décor complement the neutral color scheme perfectly. Exquisite ergonomic and contemporary this charismatic Santa Barbara home offers the perfect escape just a few steps outside your living room!
Concrete plays a pivotal role in shaping the house and giving it a refined industrial style even as a cedar-clad accent wall offers visual contrast and inviting warmth. A spiral staircase leads to the top level that holds the kids’ rooms on one side and the master suite on the other connected by a concrete and glass bridge.