It is the spacious rear yard with barbecue area outdoor living and dining spaces an infinity edge pool and a view of the valley below that steals the show at this wonderful Texas home. Modernity is complemented by a sense of inviting warmth at every turn and it’s stone that plays the major role in shaping much of this ‘personal retreat’.
Designed by GO Logic passive solar gain was one of the main aspects of the structural design and this was done without impeding the flow of natural light throughout the residence. Offering unabated views of the Cousins River estuary and the pin forest around it a covered walkway links the main house with the garage.
The top level of the retreat is the real showstopper with its floating overhang that is composed of wood steel and glass. With floor-to-ceiling glass windows the living space contained within this exquisite ‘box’ promises breathtaking views of the landscape and the beautiful sunsets that light up the St. Lawrence estuary. Allowing for 360-degree views the glass windows constantly connect the rugged and green countryside with the modern interior even as the four centrally located bedrooms offer more privacy.
A fun collection of toys on display framed artwork from UK street artist Eelus and a street lamppost in the corner of the ‘casual café’-style dining space ensure that this living area is like nothing else you have ever seen before. The bedrooms inside the home also have an aura of their own with blocks of color used to mimic the De Stijl art movement and the works of legendary Dutch painter Piet Mondrian.
The street façade of an urban residence is generally what sets it apart from its neighbors in the most obvious fashion. Sure the interior and the backyard matter a whole lot as well but it is the front elevation of the building that gives it a distinct identity in a setting where space is precious and one home seems to start where the previous one ends!
Is one such delightful beachside family escape that seems both inviting and refined thanks to the striking fusion of locally sourced timber hardwood with modernity by Ola Studio. Overlooking the beautiful coastline of Victoria this Aussie home seems to float effortlessly above the beach even as large windows connect it with the view on offer.
The transformation combines the aesthetics of the Victorian home with contemporary style without compromising on practicality comfort and ergonomics. A transition between the old and the new is still distinct and yet feels seamless with an air of relaxing calm.