The smart use of black brings a sense of drama and excitement while the warmth of wood helps shape an inviting setting. The ground floor of the house contains a garage entry bike shop and an exercise room while the main floor houses the living area and guest rooms.
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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.
Vahrn is a quiet little place located in the province of South Tyrol Italy. Surrounded by a beautiful natural landscape this picturesque Italian countryside setting seems like the perfect spot for a gorgeous modern home that combines the contemporary with the classic
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.
A smart private entrance leads to the lower living area of the house that also features a guest suite along with other public spaces. An unassuming living area with plush modern decor an all-white kitchen with wooden accents and an elegant dining space complete the living zone. Opening up towards the deck space outside the area is enlivened by ample natural ventilation.
Doubling as both a home studio and a lavish residence architect Maria Jose Trejos ensured that it offers all the comforts of a lovely modern home even while cutting back on construction cost and energy needs.