Living underground has a charm of its own that instantly draws us in with a sense of mysticism. It’s probably an attempt to escape from the world around us that makes the idea of an exotic underground home seem even more alluring.
A garden-terrace on the top level only ups the style quotient of this Brazilian home that allows for the smart interaction of spaces while ensuring that the homeowners can turn to clever partitions that delineate specific areas when needed.
Adaptive reuse of old structures and modern renovation of tired and dreary old homes are not only cost-effective options that reduce housing costs they also help the planet by maximizing resources and reducing waste.
The distinct exterior of the home is achieved using and dark-anodized aluminum allowing the Pleated House to interact with the changing light and shadows that are caused by the forest that engulfs it. Add to it a gorgeous green roof and the connection between the forest and the house is complete!
The idyllic rear yard offers much more than amazing views and a soothing hangout as the refreshing pool expansive deck alfresco dining and barbecue area ensure that the homeowners spend more time outside than indoors. A lavish residence that epitomizes the glitz glamour and grandeur of life in this hip city it is the interior that plays second fiddle to the outdoor living zone.
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.
One can only see a hint of this modernity from the street but as you step inside the ambiance of the house moves completely away from its more traditional brick-clad exterior. White is the color of choice inside with a dash of gray adding refinement to the setting even as a flood of light from the new living area flows all the way to the front section.