With a sloped lot and a hilly rear yard the house also presented a unique opportunity to add a steel catwalk that connects the newly added penthouse level directly with the rear yard. This turns the gorgeous backyard into a private and relaxing retreat even as the living area on the top floor offers unabated views of the city skyline and welcomes a healthy dose of natural ventilation indoors.
Dubbed the project utilizes a unique circulation court that ushers in ample natural light and ventilation even as the latest rooftop volumes adjust and adapt to its presence. It is the lower level of the house that contains the living area and kitchen connected with the rear yard along with the spacious dining room.
Instead of encroaching on an already limited backyard Thomas Balaban Architecte decided to give the modest home two rooftop volumes turning it into an elegant and spacious contemporary residence. Home to a young couple with three children the smart extension preserved and enhanced the small rear yard turning it into play area for kids and a relaxation zone for adults.
We often feature stunning vacation homes and family retreats nestled on the ocean’s edge or overlooking snowcapped mountains which leave many of our readers longing for a similar retreat.
A series of infinity-edge pools walkways and water features act as a transition zone between the cool open and cheerful indoor spaces and the mesmerizing setting outside. White is the color of choice here with a modern minimal take on the classic beach style and hues holding sway in each and every room of this tranquil home.
Clean lines and the use of robust materials that require little regular maintenance and cleaning aim to make life at this island home as comfortable and easy as possible. An open living and dining area all-white kitchen and even bedrooms and bathrooms that take in the view on offer guarantee a lifestyle that seems like one endless pleasing and peaceful holiday draped in opulence!
Designed by Hunter Leggitt Studio and offering 1090 square feet of living space the combines simplicity functionality and a hint of rugged charm with a custom design that showcases unmatched textural beauty. Timber and metal shape both the exterior and interior of this private home where the traditional floor plan is turned upside-down to make the most of the views on offer.