This allows bikes and bicycles to become a part of the interior visual even while bringing in a flood of natural light and cheerfulness. The top level contains the kitchen dining area and living space which overlook the garden below thanks to the use of large glass windows.
The key: turning to a semi-buried structure. The exceptional residence designed by OYO Architects has an open plan living area on the top level that sits just above ground while the private spaces are nestled underneath.
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.
When brilliant architecture meets a breathtaking natural landscape the result is often a dream home that not only offers you a window into an exotic and relaxing world but also creates a dwelling that seems like an extension of the scenery that surrounds it.
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!
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.