Building a cabin in a semi-arid landscape where summers can get seething hot is a task that demands much more than mere aesthetics. Nestled near Lake Isabella and overlooking vast stretches of desert landscape in this southern Sierra Nevada retreat faces up to this scorching challenge and manages to come up trumps!
The design of the kid’s bedroom the study and the garden terrace / play area ensures that the parents can always keep an eye on their little one while this step-wise arrangement of levels also saves precious space!
The top floor contains the master suite with the bedroom featuring large sliding windows and shutters on three sides. This ensures that every room inside this Sydney home enjoys the best possible view of the vivacious garden.
The blends in with the craftsmen homes that surround it even while offering you a taste of the modernity it houses within. The lovely gray exterior of the home makes for a pleasant visual with the lower level of the main structure containing the living room kitchen and dining space.
Nature is an integral part of life in Brazil and it is no different in the case of home design as well with most homes in the country being surrounded by a lush green landscape that epitomizes the tropical goodness of the region.
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.
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.