It might be the Atlantic Ocean and its windy breeze that inspired this home. But it could also be the enthralling creativity of a young and talented team of Argentinian designers who wanted a break from stereotypes in order to create a home with a distinct character. Were they successful in their goal? We’ll let you be the judge of that…
Virtually bringing the ocean indoors with the extensive use of glass walls and windows every room in this grand house has been designed to offer unabated and sweeping views of the vast Pacific making a stay here an absolute dream. Designed by Horst Architects along with Aria Design the exquisite residence encourages you to spend more time outdoors than inside!
Perched atop a steep slope that offers unobstructed views of this summer home was designed by CCS Architecture to make the most of the narrow lot that it occupies. Dubbed the this gorgeous retreat is spread across three lavish levels that are all clad in pleasing neutral tones.
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.
Lighting plays a key role in defining the ambiance of the Martis Camp House as a dazzling combination of pendant and recessed fixtures along with gorgeous cascading chandeliers ensure that there is never a dull moment in this tranquil escape. Spacious opulent and idyllic this is indeed a great way to discover (or rediscover) the magic of the Sierra Nevada!
There’s a reason why they call it the Box House — it’s really as small as a box. But there’s also a reason why we’re left drooling — its design makes the most of the space while remaining uncluttered and elegant at all times. To balance the textures of concrete the house incorporates plenty of glass which also serves to create a visually spacious and well-ventilated interior. Concrete and glass a winner again!
The show-stopper for me would be the one-of-a-kind oversized custom lighting fixtures throughout which act like the jewelry in the spaces. They are delicately detailed dangling sparkling and very shiny to contrast against all of the hard rustic features of the home. My team and I detailed and designed the oversized light fixtures to balance the proportions of the open floor plans and bring a feminine touch to the clean hard lines and masculine monochromatic interiors.