A central touchscreen in the living area is the hub of this ‘smart’ automation system which can also be operated from your smartphone or laptop over a LAN network. Add to this a clever waste recovery system solar panels that provide clean energy and passive heating and cooling techniques that cut power consumption drastically and you have a sustainable and ‘connected’ residence that would delight both the eco-conscious and the tech-savvy!
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.
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!
Designed by Takeru Shoji Architects the lower level of the house contains a fabulous Japanese-style room a spare room that can accommodate guests and a fabulous master bedroom along with a master bath that exudes an air of tranquility.
It is the “Earth Studio” that sits next to the entrance garden on the ground level with the “Wind Studio” taking up the rear and opening up towards the backyard. On the top floor it is the “Fire Studio” that holds the social terrace and a gorgeous bedroom along with additional spaces.
Bedrooms on the top level seem equally enticing with the prospect of taking in the magical sunrise and sunsets thanks to the glass walls that surround them. With the simple use of drapes the homeowners can switch between complete privacy and inspirational views even as they enjoy the many comforts that surround them – A perfect Miami getaway in every sense of the word!
Nestled in one of the more affluent neighborhoods of Florida and overlooking the beach and the ocean this fabulous penthouse designed by Enrique Norten wows you with both its luxurious design and the amazing view on offer.