While the box-shaped look works well with the transparent glass look for the lower level the upper level seems more private and opens up to the back of the house with glass windows and offers lovely views along with an open terrace.
The relation of indoor and outdoor spaces and the feeling of comfort and vacation is further punctuated with a splendid outdoor living room by the pool as well as an outer wall that turns into a long accommodating bar and barbeque area.
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.
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:
Work of Dettling Architekten the in Germany assumes the rectangular design and with ample use of glass in the form of floor-to-ceiling glass windows in both the lower and upper levels a lavishly inviting pool and abundantly spacious interiors the home is truly a nugget of delight.
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.
Terraces and infinity pools that offer stunning panoramic views are all the rave and be it a view of the ocean and white sands or the sun rising from the city skyline providing unobstructed views is the latest challenge for modern architects.