Designed by Tobias Partners the house was originally built in 1980s and was in urgent need of a fresh modern makeover. Despite the difficult access to the lot and the constraints placed by the existing form of the house the interiors were completely opened up to welcome in gentle ocean breeze and a flood of natural light.
There are times when all of us wish to move away from the constant noise that surrounds us and into a setting that is far more tranquil and healthy. A holiday retreat in the woods a summer vacation home perched on the edge of a lofty cliff and overlooking beautiful mountains or even a second home where you spend more than half the time each year enjoying the untouched jungle landscape around you – every one of these ideas does sound like an absolute dream! The hard part of it all is to have both the resources and the ability to build such structures in remote locations. That is until you come across the designed by MAPA.
One of the major features that defined the house was the need for complete accessibility making every part of the home across its two levels wheelchair-friendly. Clear paths and easy access points add to this feature with beautiful lighting and top-notch insulation completing a classy contemporary residence set in an idyllic backdrop.
White is the color of choice inside and that barely comes as a surprise in a region where Scandinavian style and aesthetics hold sway. Gentle pastel hues shelving that extends all the way up to the ceiling and space-savvy hidden cabinets complete this relaxing and charming Hanko home.
A vacation in the woods is always a magical experience. The peacefulness of the nature and the sense of being away from our fast-paced life is refreshing but one thing that truly makes the experience what it is is staying in a wood cabin.
There is something uniquely captivating about the dry desert landscape that makes it a beautiful backdrop for a sleek contemporary home. Set in the arid backdrop of Nevada and just a dozen miles away from the bright lights of Las Vegas is a luxury residential development in the foothills of McCullough Range.
A bar fridge along with movable seating ensure that the outdoor living area is as complete as possible even while adapting to varying needs. Transition between the interior and the outdoors is almost seamless with form and function being combined in an effortless contemporary fashion. A great way to enjoy warm days and lazy summer evenings even while staying sheltered from direct sunlight