Cheerful contemporary and innovative the by Grandwood by Zorzi in Western Australia is a stylish modern home draped in extravagance. The unique façade of the home combines a variety of textures thanks to the dramatic use of glass wood concrete and stone
Spread across the lavish single-family villa offers complete privacy as its street façade is devoid of any large windows. Yet the rear of the L-shaped home opens up towards the generous backyard and pool area thanks to the use of large sliding glass doors and circular wall openings.
The circular holes in the façade make up the most interesting visual feature of the home even as they bring natural ventilation indoors during the day and add ambient lighting to the walkway outside at night. Complete with cozy bedrooms lavish bathrooms and a home spa this villa tries its very best to bring classic California charm to the Italian countryside!
Adding a contemporary extension to a timeless structure is always a risky proposition as one needs to take both the aesthetic and structural demands into consideration. Architects decided to go for a glazed glass pavilion with a dark steel and aluminum frame so as to make the transition from the stone walls to the contemporary materials as elegant as possible.
Large sliding glass doors not only connect the interior with the view outside they also tap into the cross-ventilation potential of the home. Passive environmental design along with features such as a photovoltaic system solar hot-water heaters geothermal HVAC and LED lighting ensure that the Lakehouse is as energy-efficient as possible.
The exterior of in uses natural and aged materials that include travertine blocks in various shades giving it a unique and exceptional façade. This is combined with rusticated timber concrete and steel to shape a house that blends complete privacy with lovely outdoor living spaces.
Crafted from eight large shipping containers in is one such green home that charms with its unique aesthetics and ergonomics. This ingenious home was designed by architect Maria Jose Trejos and it also doubles as a spacious workplace for its owner who is a professional photographer!