A double-height living area a contemporary kitchen in white and gray and a casual relaxing living room complete the smart living zone with a neutral color scheme. Devoid of any excesses and cheerful in its ambiance this home Down Under is all about perfect harmony between a modern home and the landscape on which it sits.
This is a house that is dictated by top-notch acoustic and quality and those who crafted it spent considerable time researching architectural acoustics and the specific solutions that would work in this busy and at times frantic resort town.
A relaxing master bedroom and bathroom are located on the same level as the living area while it is the lower floor that holds the kids’ bedrooms along with a gorgeous guest bedroom steam room and other private spaces. Combining luxury aesthetics and ergonomics with ease each room in this ski chalet does its best to bring the sights and sounds of the forested landscape outside indoors without ever going overboard with the use of sweeping glass doors and windows.
You can find everything that one normally comes to expect from Japanese design here as a neutral color scheme cleverly used shoji screens organic finishes and lantern-style lighting fill the space with inviting warmth. But what truly sets this home apart is the ‘Doma’ that wraps itself around the living area creating a wonderfully unique indoor-outdoor interplay.
The elevated position of the ski chalet not only ensures that those inside get the best possible views it also leaves enough space underneath for spring and winter run-off. A lovely bridge leads to the main level of this retreat which contains the open plan living space along with the kitchen and the dining area. With a 27-foot long bay window and window seat a ceiling clad in western red cedar and a cozy ambiance the interior seems as modern as it is inviting.
With a low-slung design and smart sliding glass doors one finds the transition from the exterior to the living space almost seamless and a large concrete patio makes this an even more effortless affair. A carefully curated and stacked wall of milled lumber finished with glossy varnish shapes the entrance giving the residence a fabulous fun architectural feature.
But it is the central courtyard that is the true showstopper here as it becomes the heart and soul of this Aussie home where life outside seems far more alluring than indoors! Turning the natural slope of the site into an advantage the interior features a stepwise arrangement of spaces with each one flowing into the next.