Summer is not the time that we tend to think about ski resorts and mountain retreats. However that mindset is only limited to those who live in regions of the world where summer is a welcome break from the chill. If you happen to stay in a city with blistering hot summers then it is the perfect time to take a break and seek shelter in a mountain retreat!
Urban luxury is combined with a ‘holiday retreat ambiance’ as smart appliances and tech-savvy additions become an integral part of the living room and the kitchen. The stylish living room features plush seating in white and a multimedia wall in black while the kitchen and the dining space also embrace this sleek contemporary look.
It is not very often that we find a gorgeous beach retreat dressed up like a cabin in the woods. But the amazing in seems to effortlessly combine the warmth of wood with the breezy and casual style of a beach house to create a contemporary residence that is both extravagant and exceptional.
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.
The surging wave of sustainable design and eco-conscious homes has seen architects come up with some of the most innovative and amazing homes in the last few years. Hidden partially inside the ground and following the natural contours of a beautiful hill in the this contemporary house is all about being one with nature. Designed by VASHO Studio the house is nestled on the slope of the hill and instead of disturbing the existing canopy it just burrows in and enhances the appeal of the secluded niche.
The brilliant design of this secluded residence is pretty apparent (even from a distance) as a sturdy concrete lower level is merged with a more inviting and appealing wooden structure on top. This concrete level with arched openings contains the ski-in/ski-out entry sauna ski room laundry and the amazing movie screening area. Inspired by traditional European chalets in the Alps the entire residence embraces a traditional and rustic vibe while blending state-of-the-art facilities with timeless aesthetics.
The contrast between the living areas and the bedroom is apparent with the latter offering far more privacy while providing framed views of the scenery outside. A lavish spa-like bath with a standalone tub completes this residence spread across that wins you over with its Mediterranean magic!