A large north block and a more modest south wing of the home are brought together by a glass area that brings in natural light and ventilation. A fascinating entry court with a of large live oak trees adds another unique dimension to the cheerful ambiance of the house allowing you to escape the rush of the fast-paced urban lifestyle.
But step inside and you will notice how a polished concrete floor and large windows add to this picture of contemporary minimalism at its refined best. Décor also blends in with this air of sleek sophistication as posters and artwork add a pinch of color to the living area.
It is the lower level of the house that holds the living areas while the top floor contains the master suite along with additional bedrooms and guest spaces. An opening in the top level fashions a spacious double-height kitchen and dining area that adds to the cheerful breezy character of this modern coastal residence.
But the in Victoria designed by Schulberg Demkiw Architects finds that lovely balance between both elements perfectly as light wells and small garden features are used cleverly to usher in ample light even as a perforated timber screen keeps away prying eyes.
It is absolutely no surprise that when it comes to contemporary homes it is the synergy between the structure and its environment that is increasingly becoming the top priority for homeowners.
Existing original hardwood floors in Ipê were restored with care while the presence of lush green vegetation gives the penthouse a soothing natural ambiance. Ingenious details bespoke furniture and an exceptional alchemy of contrasting elements creates a truly one-of-a-kind atmosphere inside this home.
But the rustic structure and its cozy interiors match the splendor outside and transport you into a world that is far away from the constant rush and concrete glitter of more mundane city life.