A relaxing master bedroom and bathroom are located on the same level as the living area while it is the lower floor that holds the kids’ bedrooms along with a gorgeous guest bedroom steam room and other private spaces. Combining luxury aesthetics and ergonomics with ease each room in this ski chalet does its best to bring the sights and sounds of the forested landscape outside indoors without ever going overboard with the use of sweeping glass doors and windows.
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!
Finding the balance between the right style functionality and smart utilization of space is often the biggest challenge when designing a modern home. Add to this the demands placed by unusually heavy snowfall and you need a structure that can withstand the rough weather while creating a relaxing contemporary living environment. N
The shape ‘T’ is repeated throughout the house starting from the shade next to the swimming pool (caused by the home) to the aerial view of the residence itself. But the real showstopper here is the way in which polished cement morphs into everything ranging from an alfresco dining table kitchen islands and dining room benches to relaxing daybeds and even a fabulous full-sized bed in the master suite.
Combining a hint of traditional charm with modern aesthetics a series of single-pitch roofs in alternating direction ensure that each room of the house receives ample natural light while being protected from the harsh summer heat.
A home in ecological paradise does sound like an enticing option that offers a rare window into the amazing sights and sounds of the natural world. But building a home on the edge of Niagara escarpment – a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve – is not the easiest of tasks because of the many restrictions that come with such a sensitive site rich in flora and fauna.
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.