Moving away from the mundane and reversing the traditional floor plan in Belgium offers a great balance between a unique underground home and a pleasant dwelling with a view of the world around it.
Add to this the distinct presence of wide cedar board siding that is literally ‘stapled on’ using custom stainless steel clips and you have a home that does everything it can to ensure that the open living area is detached from the constant hustle and bustle outdoors.
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.
What was once a dark house because of its orientation is now a light-filled environment with the novel living space being flanked by the small courtyard on one side and an inviting rear garden on the other.
Complete with four cozy bedrooms five full bathrooms and two half baths this is a Miami penthouse that leaves no stone unturned as it drapes you in unabated extravagance. And currently up for grabs it could be yours in case you have $53 million to spare!
Designed by Kobi Karp the abode would fit into the image of an ‘ideal dream home’ of almost anyone as its majestic interior leads towards a magical backyard that embraces the charm of life next to the ocean in a truly spectacular fashion. Add to this the presence of gently swaying palm trees and tropical greenery and you have a resort-style escape that leaves everyone mesmerized!
True to its name the beautiful in Australia not only acts as a link between different indoor and outdoor spaces it also brings together contrasting styles from different eras. A classic double-fronted cottage in a lovely suburb of Melbourne the home features a front façade that stays true to its original design as it is left completely unaltered.