It is the top floor that holds the master suite and additional bedrooms. Each level flows into the next in terms of both style and ambiance as the wooden staircase and series of light wells create a sense of continuity. Bright color is kept to an absolute minimum inside the house with wall art and lighting fixtures adding hints of liveliness and energy.
Designed by Jacobsen Arquitetura the private residence is spread across two different floors with the lower level half buried underground to ensure that the overall structure is not too tall and imposing.
Much of the house and its floor plan are defined by the courtyards that surround it bringing in both natural light and a hint of greenery. This creates a nice indoor-outdoor interplay allowing the homeowners to spend time outside while enjoying the comforts of a stylish interior.
A perforated timber screen completely alters the dynamics of the home and allows the homeowners to turn the small backyard into a cozy little retreat right at home. The interior is largely clad in timber and concrete – a blend that brings together inviting warmth and modern minimalism in a seamless fashion.
The ground floor surrounded by floor-to-ceiling glass walls and sliding glass doors houses the open plan living area kitchen dining room and a lovely home library while the top timber-wrapped structure contains three bedrooms bathrooms and a smart sitting area.
Just the right amount of modern – that is how one would define this smart contemporary residence in Texas nestled on a lot neatly tucked between the Colorado River and Highway 360. Dubbed as the the house acts as a wonderful interface between the lovely landscape outside and the cozy comfort of the interior as it highlights the indoor-outdoor interplay.
With the public space on the lower level and the private quarters on the top floor this Vancouver home sticks to a straightforward floor plan that never seems to fail. Working well within the tight budget constraints designers of the Grade House delivered a family residence that places practicality ahead of aesthetics.