But do not be distracted by the sober skies as this stunning modern structure nestled on the Pacific Coast of California can is simply spectacular in ways more than one. The most distinct aspect of the home is the grand use of stone on the outside that gives it its very unique and inimitable look.
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 owners of the place not only wanted a spacious and simple look but they asked for a structure that could also double up easily as a small hotel when needed. The placement of the inner patio ensures there is ample natural light while the high ceiling and the large rooms truly give the villa the look of a lavish retreat.
The area separated by the moving glass walls also contains a library and space for children’s activity room with a huge whiteboard on one of the walls. By using the glass doors the living space can be separated from this area as well and hence the noise can be kept out whenever needed while still keeping an eye on the kids!
One of the characteristic features of most contemporary home designs doled out by A-cero Architects is the way in which they use dark stone to create structures that are both appealing and exude an understated class. This sleek home in Pozuelo de Alarcón in Spain is another case in the point as it employs stone dark granite and marble travertine in an elaborate fashion to create a private structure that is wrapped up in delightful curves.