This split between the two zones is simple practical and also creates a spacious courtyard that holds a large wooden deck along with the pool. Ample greenery around the house acts as a natural privacy barrier with a resort-inspired ambiance holding sway.
A home designed for a modern family of five the AN House in Brazil is all about that perfect synergy between a spacious interior and even more inviting outdoors! With a central courtyard that is surrounded by the U-shaped design of the house privacy is never an issue at this large Brazilian home.
Sure a white picket fence can be a symbol of classiness and quiet domestic life. But it can also be a part of luxury wealth and prestige. A grand house in the color of peach with perfectly decorated exterior is set within the safety of a chic white picket fence! A small town home with a brick exterior feels harsh and cold so a white picket fence is a very simple solution. It instantly makes the setting kind and likable!
It is the ground floor that contains the main bedrooms which stretch into the beautifully curated gardens and walkways outside. The natural pool and the massive man-made lagoon help cool the building further cutting back on its energy needs even while providing the perfect backdrop for evenings that range from the intimate and romantic to those with unending parties.
This effect is even more profound in case of natural light and the in is a perfect example of how creative design can usher in sunlight into the most improbable places! Designed by Ben Callery Architects the rear extension of this narrow brick house in Melbourne relies on a roof that curves towards the sky to fill its living area with sunlight.
It is the living room that offers unabated views of the coastal strip while the master bedroom overlooks the beautiful lineup of pine trees on the other side. Then there is the dining area kitchen and terrace section that opens up towards dreamy sunsets and the distant countryside allowing the homeowners to take in the many sights and sounds outside.
Adaptive reuse and smart extensions have largely replaced home transformations that involve replacing existing structures with entirely new buildings. Apart from saving time energy and resources this also preserves a sense of history and nostalgia.