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!
Located in the busy city of and on the Mediterranean coast has been crafted to offer the best of both worlds. This gorgeous contemporary residence is more about the outdoors than the interior as its living spaces seem to almost hover above the waves precariously inviting the waves indoors! Designed by Daniel Hasson the home features large glass windows that provide unabated views as the vast Mediterranean turns into a natural backdrop for the interior.
We are often so focused on interior design and decorating that we tend to ignore the exterior of our home. The façade of a building is what gives it a sense of identity and lets it stand out visually from its surrounding structures.
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!
The interior with its emphasis on a white backdrop and black decor additions almost seems like a fusion between the and Acting as a self-contained home for the parents the older Edwardian structure remains untouched and houses the kids’ spaces and the guest rooms;
The architects from ensured that the classic Victorian-style street façade of the house remained intact along with the bedrooms in the main house. Instead they capitalized on the additional space in the rear and crafted a trendy and contemporary glass extension that now houses the living room kitchen and the spacious dining area.
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.