Smooth concrete and beech plywood shape the interiors of the house while lumpy polyurethane foam covered in semi-gloss paint forms the skin of the house on the outside. Large glass windows are a defining trait of the house and let the constantly changing sights and sounds outside become an integral part of the interior.
Designing the interior of such an elegant place can indeed be challenging as one needs to find that ideal balance between modern sophistication and informal beach style. of seems to have got this spot on as luxurious decor in neutral hues is coupled with bright accents to fashion a serene and stylish living area.
And located at Donner Summit in the Sierra Nevada range the in is one of America’s oldest and most beloved getaways. Perched at a height of the by BCV Architects is a beautiful and dreamy retreat where classic design meets modern comforts!
Combining this smart indoor-outdoor interplay with a breezy design style that evokes the images of a dreamy summer evening the is all about relaxing in style! Giving the old a contemporary makeover the weekend getaway uses limestone wood and glass in a balanced and beautiful fashion.
A terrace overlooking the garden connects the new addition with the original house and large glass windows along with smart wooden slats ensure that there is an ideal balance between privacy and beautiful views. The backyard becomes an integral part of the living areas on the lower level that features a gorgeous living space a modern kitchen and an eclectic dining space with an accent brick wall. An outdoor lounge and pergola ensure that the homeowners can take the party outside any time of the day while sweeping social areas indoors promote interaction between family members.
While the focus largely remains on the outdoors the interior matches the elegance of the view with the use of unassuming neutral shades that gracefully play second fiddle to the panoramic views. Black cream and white are the three prominent shades used to fashion a relaxed and serene setting.
Due to the inherent narrow width of the home the architects needed to be extra careful regarding the optimum usage of space. Just the residence acquired a new two-story glass rear extension that opens up into the lovely backyard and gives the interior a sense of spaciousness.