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.
A simple clean color scheme relying on white ensures that the interior is as contemporary and understated as possible. Concrete overhangs add to the seemingly pavilion style of the home where traditional boundaries are done away with.
A fully wooden cabin is lovely and traditional but it can become a monotonous sight if all sides of the house are exactly the same and there is no variety. Big windows are an important piece to include into the design as they will create not only an illuminated interior but also an innovative exterior!
Exposed brick wall in the backdrop an open self with steel frame and wooden planks along with the general ambiance of the kitchen give it a smart industrial look. The rounded island edge offers safety in a high-traffic area while the white worktop combined with dark island and bar stools paints a picture of captivating contrasts.
Love the outdoors? So do we and if you are stuck amid the constant rush of big city life then finding some quality outdoor time can be hard indeed. But that can easily change with a fabulous and practical outdoor hangout like the designed by Dan Gayfer Design.
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.
With four bedrooms six and a half baths an open living area kitchen and dining along with spacious home office multiple sitting zones and an even more expansive pool area and deck this brilliant home charms with both style and sensibility.