The two independent buildings are connected by a common patio and pool area and the living area of one is visually connected with the other using sliding glass doors. Even though both houses seem similar from the outside they present an entirely different look as you step indoors.
A striking open-tread glass and steel staircase replaces the existing stairway and leads to the upper ground level that holds a relaxing living space a banquette dining area and a kitchen with a glittering bronze-tiled backsplash.
The residence of the elder brother features a cooler more contemporary style with white gray and blue shaping the backdrop. Reflecting the taste of a man who enjoys his outdoors and is a golfer by profession this home has an open living area that flows into the pool zone and the bedrooms on the top level also seem connected with the public spaces below.
Despite its seemingly unassuming appearance this ingenious home does all it can to keep energy consumption down to a bare minimum with the architects estimating no more than $15 worth of electricity and natural gas being utilized each month by the homeowners. Cutting back on its carbon footprint by utilizing passive cooling techniques a rainwater filtering system further enhances the green credentials of this ergonomic residence.
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.
All of us dream about a home that is exceptional and exclusive. Some of us go a step further and crave a home that is completely unique and filled with plenty of personality showcasing an inimitable style.
A cloak of natural greenery surrounds the cottage and gives ample privacy to those spending their time enjoying the sunny afternoons and cool evenings on the terraces. The use of large glass walls for the living and dining rooms along with sliding glass doors provides one large ‘party zone’ where friends and family can gather in peace.