To insulate the home we first situated the home to face South on the site specified a three-pane glass window system to protect against the harsh elements installed under-floor radiant heating systems throughout the entire home added wood floors in most rooms to keep the floors warm to bare feet filled the rooms with plush wool shag carpets heavy woven Chenille fabrics sumptuous animal furs and used warm color tones to keep the occupants feeling warm and cozy no matter what the temperatures are outside.
The living room then connects to the outdoor deck without any interruptions. You can just as easily recline by the pool as you do indoors. A rectangular tunnel that serves as the overall structure of the living room lets in ample lighting and natural ventilation.
In the case of the Baleia Condos the forestry foliage of South America and the romantic shores of Baleia were catalysts for something fabulous. You can easily skip out to the pristine sand domes to soak in the sweeping beauty of the ocean. This nature-infused abode is enveloped by lush greens and aromatic flowers – plants that are found only in the Southern Hemisphere.
Large glass windows and walls define the façade of the house that has been structured to showcase the pool and outdoor living area as the focal point of the design. Designed by Minarc a spacious interior that is refreshingly airy and open complements this outdoor dining and deck area perfectly.
While the core elements of the house are to bridge the gap between nature and modernization the divide between exterior and interior design is what makes this home so distinctive. The division of spaces allows for a more versatile setting. For starters the backyard deck opens to a gem-like pool tiled to better accent the color scheme of the house’s exterior facade.
However the surprise feature of the house is found beneath the lower floor as a partially hidden level underneath contains two additional bedrooms along with a well-equipped home office. Carefully placed glass windows and skylights throughout the house offer ample natural ventilation while the beautifully lit backyard provides a spacious elegant gathering area for a fun party or two!
Tucked underneath the living zone a multi-functional recreational space ensures the family takes advantage of both modern design and exceptional landscapes. A glass wall separates this space from the indoor pool allowing natural light to flood the interiors.