Increasing the living space of the original cottage structure that was set back from the street Nick Deaver Architect designed a new addition that creates a smart indoor-outdoor interplay with a series of exterior terraces.
The dark street façade of the remodeled house stands out visually from the homes that surround it and gives it a distinct identity. Step in further and this idea of exclusivity is reinforced by a living room where the exposed concrete fireplace and the mirror on the mantel combine to create an artistic focal point.
Designed by Toronto-based firm Ian MacDonald Architect the silhouette of the cabin is intentionally kept modest and low-lying to ensure that it blends in with the landscape that surrounds it. In fact those visiting the cabin can only sense its presence as they climb up the dock that leads to the structure.
A plant wall lovely intermediate gardens and green zones along with a warm color palette ensure that this Mexican home feels as inviting as it looks. With the lower level housing the public areas and the top floor holding the bedrooms it is simplicity in design and clarity of thought that shape Casa Desnuda.
Our love for polished finishes and sleek artificial finishes has seen contemporary design take hold of most urban homes and office spaces in the last two decades. But the cyclic nature of design and decorating means we are once again moving towards interiors filled with natural textures that create a relaxing ambiance.
It is the top floor that houses the luxurious master suite where the bedroom and bathroom become one visually even as two dashing bronze mirrors above the floating vanity steal the spotlight.
If you are one of those many fans who spends countless hours in an entirely different universe as you explore its many quirks and characters then this amazing home in Taipei will surely leave you spellbound.