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.
An imaginative design and exemplary balance between wood glass and concrete give the home its unique ! While the penthouse level offers amazing views of the city skyline and the Highline park the glass addition brings the sights and sounds of the changing seasons indoors in an unabated fashion. Timeless decor like the Tulip table and chairs along with the iconic LEM Piston Bar Stools complete this chic home.
The adjoining dining area also grabs your attention thanks to the amazing textured wall that makes up the backdrop and a sleek two-sided fireplace that also serves as a sunken lounge on the other side! A contemporary kitchen master suite and a private outdoor courtyard complete this level.
The task of rejuvenating its exterior and giving its interior a stunning new look was taken up by the creative folks at Turett Architects and as always they have accomplished the task in sizzling style! Converting this three-family townhouse into a smart single-family home meant using every inch of available space in a smart and aesthetically pleasing fashion.
Since our readers have asked for some of the ‘before photos’ of the renovation here they are so that you can truly appreciate the transformation that has taken place. Australia has a habit of producing the most audacious creative and at times expansive homes that we have stumbled across.
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!
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.