The 800 square meter residence is a chic amalgamation of the characteristic form of old manor houses of the Alentejo along with sleek and well defined lines of contemporary structures. The resultant creation is a gorgeous two level villa that largely employs soothing neutral shades is predominantly clad in white and employs graceful use of glass and stone.
It is simply spellbinding when you see modern architects and designers pull out all the stops to create lavish homes that incorporate not just a great design but also amazing ergonomics. Glass stone and wood have been pretty much the materials of choice when it comes to creating fabulous contemporary homes that range from the warm and the welcoming to the minimalistic and magical. This astounding and extravagant U-shaped glass house located in Houghton Johannesburg is all about unabated opulence. Designed by SAOTA () along with Antoni Associates this home charms you with its transparent brilliance.
The use of glass for this purpose has several benefits as it is easy to use retractable glass walls when compared to other materials thanks to their lighter weight but more importantly it only keeps the noise out while still giving visual access.
The located on the east coast of Spain is a stunning modern estate that seems to present a beautiful and enticing contrast to the rugged and wild setting it is located in. The beautiful structure is home to three residences a large central villa a guest apartment and a second guest area along with sporting 12 bedrooms and 13 bathrooms in total. Apart from the sheer size of the Costa Brava House which gives it its grandeur the pristine and polished interiors bring together the best of sleek and ergonomic current décor.
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.