The intermediate level contains the living areas along with the outdoor kitchen and dining space that open towards the infinity pool and the outdoor deck. It is the lowest level of the house that holds the five adult bedrooms along with the kids’ bedroom and each one of them seems visually connected with the forest outside thanks to the large glass windows. allow the homeowners to switch between privacy and unabated views while the large glass pavilion above offers the perfect social zone all year long.
As one of the oldest types of structures stone cottages are still popular today especially in places where there’s plenty of extra rock lying around. For instance in New England and the UK stones were used as a building material to get them out of farmers’ way as they plowed their fields.
Nothing matches the charm of a lovely natural landscape that surrounds the house and gives you a private getaway that is just a few steps away from the living room. Located in Ontario this beautiful home not only boasts a curated garden but also a tranquil natural pond that lets you unwind after a long hard day. Yet the home was largely closed to this ‘little paradise’ before the architects from AGATHOM revamped the floor plan and created a seamless interface between both the interior and the garden space.
There are plenty of things that Brazil is famous for across the world. There is football amazing beaches with a lifestyle that leaves you intoxicated and of course the rhythm of the samba! But only a true design aficionado would know that it also is home to arguably some of the best luxury homes and grand villas that are nestled in the lap of nature! Located in in the middle of the Atlantic Forest and overlooking the distant ocean the designed by Jacobsen Arquitetura is the latest entrant in this exclusive club.
Even in Scotland the stone cottage has gone modern proving that this style can endure the ages. (This structure from Croft 103 is sustainable too.) Two neighboring derelict cottages on the Irish coast were rebuilt and then combined using a modern addition of a glass vestibule. The result is an incredibly modern dwelling by Peter Legge Associates.
A lap pool with generous deck space and a social zone making up the courtyard are connected with the living area kitchen and dining space on the lower level through large sliding glass doors. The generous deck is also accessible from the master bedroom on the top floor as a cantilevered walnut timber staircase connects both levels.
As you enter the X11 you notice the wonderful use of contrasting materials that turn the living area into a captivating and visually enchanting space filled with varying textures. A coffee table and dining table with natural wooden surfaces a plush sofa in the living area that borrows from the hue of raw concrete and sleek marble additions combine in a seamless fashion here.