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.
This beautiful lower level uses nothing but glass walls and that pretty much brings the outdoors inside the home. The top level is surrounded by retractable wooden panels that ensure those inside can get all the privacy they need and still tap into the wonderful and fresh views of the outside world whenever they feel like.
The diagonals serve as a roof system that ungulates like an artificial topography creating skylights in some cases while in others situations rising up double the height of other rooftop peaks. At the base floor the program develops a direct relationship between the interior and exterior through the abundant use of glass-work trellises and sliding panels“. The green or white landscape floods in through large and long windows and the ceilings fold angular on the inside as well creating an extravagant accent throughout the house.
Islands throughout the South Pacific are also home to some of the most colorful tropical plants known to man such as the friendly Hibiscus multicolored Frangipani and unique red orange Heliconia. Choose floral prints using these particular flowers or utilize the colors as accents when creating your tropical haven.
It seems like modern designers are becoming more and more innovative when it comes to providing both amazing views be it from the terrace of a lovely contemporary home or from a condo that has a city skyline for backdrop.
The wooden flooring and the wooden pool deck along with the furnishings which also seem to assume the same tone blend in effortlessly and offer a sense of warmth to the C1. The uncomplicated and ergonomic décor along with the pleasant lighting complete this modern house.
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.