The historic city of is arguably one of the most beautiful in all of Europe and its dreamy medieval charm cobbled streets imposing cathedrals and scenic beauty still attract travelers from across the planet. It is only fitting then that the Chameleon House located on the outskirts of the Czech capital draws the inspirations for its contours from the outside!
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 weekend retreats and cool cottage homes of have an inimitable charm of their own. Draped in wood and stone many of these marvelous delights come with an airy and open ambiance that sees the lines between the interior and the landscape being blurred with elegant charm.
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 idea came about when the homeowner asked the architects to spare enough room for the 3 tapestries of houses made by her mom! The timber beams not only add visual splendor but also offer insulation and ample shade for the homeowners to enjoy some lovely summer evenings in the courtyard.
Conjured up and brought to life by Petr Hajek Architekti the inimitable silhouette of the features six different rooms facing six different directions giving it the form a lazy reptile that is sunbathing on a cold day! While the long corridor that makes up the entrance is one of the of the house the other five have been crafted to offer the perfect view of five different trees that occupy the garden outside.
Crafting a modern family home that serves the needs of every member in the house while ensuring that one area seamlessly connects with the next is indeed a difficult task. Located in the suburb of Australia this fabulous and relaxing residence was designed by Urbane Projects after tearing down two separate smaller homes that previously occupied the lot. Welcoming its guests with a refreshing and beautiful infinity pool the house caters to the needs of a large modern family and is designed to effortlessly serve its inhabitants for decades to come.