But that is not the only source of sunlight as the living room transitions seamlessly into the outdoor living area alfresco dining area rear garden and pool deck. This effortless fusion of indoor and outdoor spaces is what gives the Backyard House its distinct identity and ambiance.
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.
Step inside and one sees a fusion of the dramatic and the understated the grand and the minimalist as a large expansive living area is draped in a variety of finishes that add subtle contrast to the breezy space. The lower level of the house contains the living area kitchen and dining space and natural light from the top floor floods into this space thanks to a large central opening.
Designed by Finney the charm of curved walls does not end there as the interior also offers a healthy dose of curvy masterpieces that celebrate the minimalism of the home while ushering in geometric contrast. White is the color of choice inside with the living area kitchen and dining room opening up towards the rear garden.
A street façade and entry that matches the exceptional quality and silhouette of the house elevate its visual grandeur to a whole new level! But the pleasant surprises keep on coming as a state-of-the-art home automation system is used to control every single aspect of this Dutch delight.
Designed by Johnsen Schmaling Architects the dark exterior of the house has a distinct contemporary vibe and yet allows it to disappear into the densely forested backdrop as the day wears on.
You can find everything that one normally comes to expect from Japanese design here as a neutral color scheme cleverly used shoji screens organic finishes and lantern-style lighting fill the space with inviting warmth. But what truly sets this home apart is the ‘Doma’ that wraps itself around the living area creating a wonderfully unique indoor-outdoor interplay.