By Tiphanie Sylviane. Architecture. Published at Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 - 04:24:03 AM.
According to the architects, the site is level and then drops away on a steep treed slope, bordering a golf course. The building stands out with its subtle palette of colors, resulting from a combination of stone, glass and aluminum.
The modern addition consists of two rectangular concrete volumes stacked behind the original home. The upper level cantilevers over the bottom floor, creating a partially covered outdoor area. The main floor features open-plan living areas.
Preferring the simplicity of country living, the family living here wanted a modern villa that opens to the outside both in the front and the back. Panoramic windows assemble green views as the volume floats above the undulating landscape. A seamless connection is thus formed between the outdoors and the carefully designed indoors, defining what elegance in design means.
Inside, knotty cedar slats surround the linked kitchen and dining room, wrapping up the side walls and the ceiling above to create a sense of warmth and grandeur. The linked first-floor kitchen and dining room are double-height spaces, which produce a dramatic effect when entering the house.
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