Every space inside the three-level home is blessed with beautiful views of the distant sea and the landscape just outside. An even more breathtaking aspect of the escape is the study that cantilevers above the main house and extends outside in a striking manner.
More than the ambiance of the space it is the many unique design features of this structure that demand your attention. For instance each side of the tiny chalet has its own entrance with two windows that are identical in shape but of varied sizes.
In-ground lighting around the house and a curated garden add to the beauty of this innovative house where there is absolutely no shortage of color character of greenery. With the bedrooms neatly tucked away in the rear and the dining and kitchen area serving as an extension of the living room the balance between privacy and unabated view is spot on.
The creative folk from also ensured that the stone walls inside the house were used in a smart and striking fashion with white contemporary surfaces and finishes allowing them to shine through.
Refurbishment of a home that is 150-years old is a task that requires sensitivity and plenty of care along with ingenuity and an ability to create space where none exists. Accomplishing all this and a whole lot more with flowing aesthetics and a touch of modern flair is the Bilbao Architecture Team who carefully altered the to meet the needs of its more modern homeowners.
White is the color of choice throughout the house with wood ushering in warmth and textural contrast. The upper level holds the adult and kids’ bedrooms creating a clear separation between public and private areas even as modern décor and woodsy accents complete this beautiful Aussie home.
When you think of a Chalet this little residence nestled on a lovely little lot in Switzerland is not the first image that comes to mind! But the is a project that explores spatial possibilities when it comes to modern minimal homes even while keep the exterior more vernacular and classic.
It is the patio that creates a transition zone between the contemporary interior and the more rustic backdrop and also links different rooms of the house with a common visual element. Panoramic views of the ranch around the house add to its interior quality even as the décor is kept elegant and unassuming. A tranquil retreat that also feels modern!