There is something innately magical about lovely mountain retreats that are surrounded by majestic peaks and snowy slopes. The near brings together the inviting warmth of a beautiful woodsy getaway and stunning contemporary design to engulf you in a world of luxury.
The lower level is clad in chic pristine white with a living room dining area and a fabulous kitchen connected in an open floor plan. Hand-scraped oak floors and pops of color here and there perfectly complement this glossy white lacquered look.
Passive solar heating and natural ventilation play a key role in shaping the Appleton Living. Instead of opting for high-tech alternatives that are both costly and often unnecessary the home relies on smart design and inherent eco-friendly features to save up on energy.
What is the most important factor when trying to figure out what kind of home you would like to build? Landscape. As soon as you find a plot of land that embodies your inner self then without a doubt inspiration will come knocking on your doors even when you are least expecting it.
Folks in Seattle from Coates Design Architects have a sweet tooth for concrete (so do we but I guess you got the idea already). The home they built the Dorsey Residence was designed as a structure that maximizes footprint by the use of vertical space. From afar it does look like an anonymous austere monumental concrete two-story building on the waterfront. Upon entering a new world opens up in front of you; it’s warm light and open.
The entrance of the Beverly Hills homes sports a fabulous water and fire feature that gives you a glimpse of the visual contrasts that await inside. Designers bring together a multitude of elements such as glass water and wood to create an interesting and inimitable setting that is full of surprises. A lovely infinity edge pool refreshing Jacuzzi and a series of outdoor patios not only allow you enjoy the life outdoors but also offer unabated views of green canopy and distant skyscrapers.
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.