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.
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.
But that seems to fit perfectly with the plan as the three floors of the home offer three unique living spaces with each having a very specific goal. The ground level is for the children and it opens up into a beautiful patio area and houses plenty of room for kids to play around. A wonderful walkway in stone combined with stairs graces the area above the pool and adds to the uniqueness of the house.
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.
The kitchen steals the show thanks to the uber-sleek design the ergonomic shelves which disappear into the walls when not needed and a stainless steel kitchen countertop that seems to be gaining in popularity. Entire walls and parapets made only out of glass ambient lighting classy chandeliers and ergonomic décor complete this minimalist house.
This soft contemporary home in California strikes that essential poise between form and functionality. While modern in both design and outlook the home is not uber-futuristic and does not use excessively sleek design both on the inside and on the outside.