The street façade of the large private residence still retains its original look and it is only on the inside that one uncovers a more contemporary backdrop. The lovely use of windows skylights and of course recessed and pendant lighting add to the glitter and warmth of the family house that seems like a relaxing holiday retreat.
The rugged coast of Big Sur is renowned across the planet for its stunning beauty and enthralling panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. Nestled in and overlooking the beautiful coastline the is a lovely weekend retreat that combines a rich past with natural beauty and a modern ambiance.
There are numerous projects showcasing a remarkable array of contemporary architectural structures that place an emphasis on aesthetic design functionality and longevity. The minimal perspective evident clean lines and use of natural materials are at variance with the brutal abstract and formidable forms of Soviet Modernism. This fresh contemporary architecture has arguably more of a European quality and style.
Smart windows in each room frame the views on offer beautifully and ensure that the canopy outside becomes a part of the interior. Refreshing uncomplicated and classy this is a gorgeous family home that places emphasis on frugality and functionality.
There is also a dedicated spa zone with hot tub that turns the backyard into a personal retreat for the homeowners even as clever inexpensive design choices in the rest of the home make up for this little splash of indulgence!
Designed by Archinauten the steel folding elements were placed to regulate temperature and the amount of sunlight that seeps indoors even as they provide ample privacy to an otherwise distantly ‘open’ home design.
Stacked wood that sits next to the fireplace adds texture to the interior while artwork such as the yellow Pixel Deer by Jihoon Choi gives the living area a fun casual vibe. The dining area next to the living space features a custom square dining table crafted using reclaimed wood and the kitchen also epitomizes this ‘salvaged’ approach with unique metal bar stools.