What do you get when you combine a steely contemporary minimalism with topical richness and an infusion of bright colors? in Mexico answers this question as it fuses three vocational studios into a vivacious and charming modern home that is rich in color pattern and textural beauty.
estled in Niigata Japan is a home that does all this and a whole lot more as this family residence combines an edgy industrial vibe with refined modern aesthetics and a dash of Japanese minimalism.
Designed by Johnsen Schmaling Architects the dark exterior of the house has a distinct contemporary vibe and yet allows it to disappear into the densely forested backdrop as the day wears on.
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.
The ocean is literally a stone’s throw away from this ravishing terrace even as the living area below also features a more modest balcony with equally impressive views. The open plan living area with a kitchen and dining space promises the very best in terms of luxury as the homeowners invested $6 million recently to give the interior a world-class upgrade.
Sitting on the 9th and 10th floors of an oceanfront building the two-story penthouse epitomizes the glitz glam and affluence of life in Miami as its expansive interior rooftop deck and infinity pool offer a hangout that is simply irresistible.
Inside the living area is split into two half-levels with one containing the Scandinavian-style living area and the other filled with a modern kitchen and dining room with a view.