Other than the mid 20th century Broadway musical and film what comes to mind when you hear the words “?” For most these two words invoke a deep longing for a several week holiday in paradise. Indeed the South Pacific is home to some of the most picturesque and popular vacation spots in the world including. These islands boast cloudless skies power-like sand and crystal clear waters full of tropical fish. In fact the South Pacific brings in tourists from around the globe all year long.
The house also sports another pool in case you would like a different view and the interiors are mostly clad in subtle neutral shades with the walls following an ‘all-white’ template. Styled with décor and furnishings that also shout out the philosophy of ‘less is more’ this is one gorgeous house that matches the grandeur of the views it offers with the elegance of its interiors.
And if all of this is not enough then a refreshing infinity pool an indoor waterfall and even a home theater with stadium seating should be wonderful added incentives. Beautiful chandeliers and pendant lamps help accentuate this California home and for those interested it will set you back some $13 million; not much for all that is on offer really.
The ground floor houses a spectacular library the dining room an inside swimming pool with fully glazed walls that envelope the outside landscape like photographs and the basement houses a cinematography room. According to the architects “the footprint of the building uses a superimposed 7×7 meter skewed grid to support the program in a composition similar to a musical score.
While she happily admits that most of her work is intuition her designs seem both warm and exuberant and away from the modern trend of minimalism. Of course if needed Melissa Collison can work with that style as well … as some of the pictures showcase.
Seems like more and more homes these days are either opting for the rectangular look that uses both glass and stone in a distinctive fashion to create a visually appealing form or that cubic design which also sports a sleek and sophisticated look. It is the simplicity of the designs their well-defined lines which fits the contemporary minimalist trend and the ergonomics which have made them so incredibly popular.
It is amazing how modern designers and architects are integrating seamlessly different styles and design ideas to create contemporary homes that are not just sleek and stylish but also warm and inviting. That seems to be precisely what the travel aficionados Colin and Carolina Cormac wanted for their new home in Southern California and the pair approached Craig Schultz of Laidlaw Schultz Architects to turn their vision into reality. While one of them wanted a sleek modern and minimalistic look the other wanted a warm look that is captured by wooden surfaces and vibrant colors.