Moving beyond the translucent front one sees the first floor which acts as the family living space while the second floor sports the bedrooms for the parents and offers refreshing views of Lake Zurich. Designed by Gus Wüstemann the home really uses glass beautifully and adequately t provide unobstructed terrace views along with a sophistication that is otherwise hard to find and emulate.
But the in Sao Paulo Brazil offers a lot more than just great views. Located among thick vegetation and set in a region that is renowned for its amazing rainforests the home invites green into its structure quite literally! Designed by Studio MK27 it has been basically divided into two levels with the lower level being a social hub that is encapsulated completely in glass.
The stand out structure of the entire design is the large metal wall made out of painted aluminum that not only adds to the beauty and the balance of the home but also provides privacy by visually shielding the interiors from the wanderers’ eyes outside. The tasteful glazed flooring and the pool offer perfectly reflective surfaces and give the home a more spacious feel.
Of course unless you’ve hit the jackpot or are embarking on a dream retirement most of us don’t have the opportunity to spend our lives in such a beautiful tropical locale. The next best thing to actually being in the South Pacific however is decorating your home in a South Pacific theme. Here are some tips for accomplishing this feat:
Polynesian islanders spent several centuries in almost total isolation with little to no connection with surrounding mainland countries. Because of this much of the interior and exterior décor of the South Pacific is composed of all natural materials such as sandalwood rosewood or mahogany – lumber which comes from trees native to these islands. Furniture or décor made with these exotic woods or woods finished in colors similar to these woods will help create a tropical feel.
Contemporary homes not only seem to rely heavily on the interiors for their look and appeal but seem to be borrowing extensively from the surroundings. Stunning terrace views are becoming more and more often and that is all the more true in case of structures that are taking shape close to the shore.
The ergonomic and effective use of floor-to-ceiling glass windows means there are plenty of wonderful views that are on offer and all of them are completely unobstructed along with some great natural ventilation that enhances the interior. The shades of the wooden flooring and the décor are kept in close sync so that visual appeal is never lost.