Opening up towards the garden the new living area also contains a cutting-edge kitchen in white and a large dining room. An exquisite brick fireplace becomes the focal point of this open trendy family zone while reclaimed wood from old flooring now adorns the walls. With new concrete flooring creating a more contemporary backdrop the breezy extension becomes the heart of the residence.
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.
We often talk about dream homes that rev up the luxury and style quotient to transport you into a completely different world. While many of these gorgeous residences accomplish this to a certain extent few come close to the sheer opulence and majesty of the in Miami.
Bi-fold doors blur the line between the interior and the garden with skylights bringing in additional ventilation in the hallway and the powder room. Despite the use of contrasting textures and finishes nothing seems out of place inside this Aussie home as custom lighting and a charming landscape cap off the brilliant fusion.
But it is the central courtyard that is the true showstopper here as it becomes the heart and soul of this Aussie home where life outside seems far more alluring than indoors! Turning the natural slope of the site into an advantage the interior features a stepwise arrangement of spaces with each one flowing into the next.
A staircase leads to the lower level with the bedrooms bathrooms and guest spaces while the smart use of large windows fills even the underground level with ample natural light during daytime. With great insulation and colorful décor it is easy to quickly forget that this home is a touch different from those around it.
The structure of seems to be inspired by the petals of a flower as its four distinct wings spread out in different directions making the most of the available space. This also creates a spacious central zone with a sculptural staircase connecting the front and the back wings of the home nestled on split levels.