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.
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!
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 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 task of giving this beautiful home a brand new extension that served the growing needs of the family fell upon Dionne Arquitectos and the ingenious architects from the firm sure didn’t disappoint! Amalgamating adequate privacy with open social spaces the re-designed residence charms you with an inviting feel.
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 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.