Renovating and extending a modern home is a task that requires a balance between a respect for the existing structure and an ability to incorporate innovative new spaces. Blending the old with the new is often a hard task but this sparkling in seems to pull off this look with elegance and panache.
The trendy living room faces the apple tree the relaxing master bedroom the cherry tree the spa-like bathroom faces the peach tree the guest room the silver spruce and the children’s room the walnut tree! Letting the green landscape and nature define the overall appeal and orientation of the house the is indeed all about the outdoors.
We often talk about vintage style and decor and feature chic modern kitchens and living spaces that offer a contemporary reinterpretation of the classic designs. But this remarkable and inimitable 30th floor penthouse located in the Setai Wall Street is filled with vintage collectibles and antiques that have been carefully assembled by its owner.
The main level of the house features a double-height living room with a stone fireplace at its heart. Massive windows elegantly frame the views outside and the adjacent dining room and library offer additional cozy nooks. The entire retreat is designed to encourage maximum interaction between family members and plenty of emphasis is placed on social areas.
The imposing residence conjured up by architect and brought to life by Zorzi South offers amazing views of the mighty Indian Ocean that is just a stone’s throw away. Yet it is the brilliant use of different varieties of wood both on the inside and the exterior that really steals the show.
In fact one would be hard pressed to spot the house from a distance. Its green roof not only ensures that it becomes a natural extension of the picturesque outdoors but also helps in regulating the temperature inside. Much of the residence is clad in stone and wood while glass doors and walls have been used to provide a visual link between the indoors and the sights and sounds outside. Despite the use of the overall design of the house gives it a stylish modern appeal.
Remember the opening shot of the movie ‘Stuart Little’ or even the first few pages of the illustrated book? The story starts off in this traditional townhouse that is sandwiched between tall modern skyscrapers. Narrow townhouses with a classic front façade do have a timeless and nostalgic appeal about them that lures you in almost instantly!