Designed with a touch of elegance and timeless charm by Nelson-based studio Irving Smith Jack Architects this contemporary home stands between a refreshing pool area and a traditional farmhouse and form a lavish modern interlude.
Some of the visibly distinct and fascinating features of the home include the generous use of glass its U-shaped structure that links two separate properties using a common entrance and a cool driveway a refreshing pool that offers a wonderful textural contrast to the surrounding glass and stone flowing an spacious interiors clad in simple neutral shades clean and refined lines simple and minimalist décor and a lighting scheme that brings out the best features of the building.
A giant hanging chandelier a large faux fur rug a stylized bronze lion perched upon a table and an ornate chaise lounge perfectly arranged for a graceful fainting scene – all of these items would look out of place alone. However together they create the sort of dramatic effect cultivated best by old Hollywood.
Designed by Studio Arthur Casas located in São Paulo the home is actually divided into two separate structures that are connected by an open pond area. While the main structure consists of the living quarters the kitchen and the master bedroom the second building next to it houses children’s bedrooms and rooms for guests. The idea is to give everyone as much space as possible and bring in a certain sense of privacy that does not encroach upon the space of others in the home.
The Iberian Peninsula is renowned for providing some of the most scenic getaways in all of Europe and its old world charm along with relaxed environment and great climate all throughout the year attracts millions from across the continent and even the Atlantic. Located in one of the scenic spots of the region is and it does lend a refreshing sense of modernity to a setting that is otherwise drenched in tradition and unspoiled natural beauty.