If spending more time outdoors than inside the confines of your home is your thing then you are bound to instantly fall in love with the exceptionally charming in Mexico. More like a boutique luxury resort than a conventional contemporary home this majestic and relaxing Mexican home was designed by Despacho Arquitectos HV to give its residents a luxurious and tranquil getaway that is draped in nature’s goodness. Step beyond the compound wall that is adorned by creepers and accentuated by flowery plants and you enter a green nirvana that feels both lavish and classic.
There was a time when bold color was hip and flowery patterns all the rage. Then came the 90’s that brought along with them the much-loved cubicle and modern design that relied largely on simple straight lines along with colors like cream and beige.
On first look the looks more like a fabulous residence with mid-century influence and contemporary vibe from a lovely neighborhood in San Francisco. Yet this exquisite contemporary home with brick walls and metallic sheen sits proudly in Perth and was crafted by Post Architecture to accommodate the needs of a modern family with active lifestyle. Despite a small backyard and a narrow footprint the house features an interior that is both open and bright with ample natural light.
Then you also have the charm of a revitalized interior that is filled with a flood of natural light. The gorgeous is another perfect case in the point as a glazed contemporary rear extension completely alters this classic British home. The task of giving this dreary residence a new lease of life fell upon UVArchitects who added the rear extension as a transition zone between the existing home and the small rear garden.
When it comes to revamping old houses with a heritage façade and giving them a contemporary new makeover it is often the rear extension that comes to the rescue. The advantages of a smart modern extension that acts as an interface between the interior and the backyard go beyond the obvious. For starters this allows architects to work within existing building norms and to preserve the classic appeal of traditional homes without sacrificing on functionality.
The new house was inspired by the rich mining and agricultural heritage of the region and a gabled roof with its distinctive charm epitomizes this look. Two different units carefully stacked next to one another shape the fabulous and tranquil retreat with the living area kitchen and dining on the top level and the bedrooms on the lower floor.
Designed by Ming Architects the house offers much more than just the dramatic feature wall clad in river pebbles as it sits snugly between a koi pond on one side and a swimming pool on the other. The multi-level residence was crafted to combine complete privacy with an open living environment that allows the homeowners to easily friends and family.