The street façade of the LA House was built to keep out prying eyes with the rear opening towards the garden and pool area. Large swiveling glass doors usher in ample natural light and ventilation with the double-height central living area become the fulcrum of all activity.
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.
Low ceilings of the interior were done away with to usher in further sense of spaciousness with the three opulent levels of the home holding a craft room music room cinema room along with a lovely library – spaces that perfectly complement the living area and the bedrooms! Combining a neutral backdrop with color warmth of wood and understated lighting this Sydney residence combines urbane finesse with relaxing beach style.
Combining natural timber with dark wooden cabinets and white countertops the kitchen adds to this picture of pristine modernity. Sensitive to the unique demands that help preserve the existing landscape and its natural charm this modern Melbourne residence carves out a quiet and comfortable niche that keeps out noise and those prying eyes!
Part of a modern Aussie home designed to meet the demands of a family with four kids; the new poolside hangout is draped in plywood giving it a cozy inviting appeal. Its open design allows the pool to become a part of the bunker with modular seating and comfy cushions creating the perfect relaxation and party zone.
A tiny treehouse has the potential to feel a part of the trees it is set amongst especially if they have vibrantly green leaves and the house has a corresponding wooden exterior. A small treehouse high above the ground may not be for the faint-hearted but it is the perfect destination for those with an adventurous spirit that want to get the most out of their temporary residence!
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.