This contemporary luxury residence is placed on the steep hill slope facing the pacific ocean. The total area of the house is 6500 sq. ft. and almost a half of it (2500 sq. ft.) is a open-air living space with multiple entertainment areas, Jacuzzi, barbeque and ocean views, which is great considering the Costa Rican weather conditions. The private indoor facilities include master’s bedroom, junior bedroom, two guest bedrooms and caretaker’s quarters, each with separate bathroom. It’s perfect to accommodate a company of eight on vacation.
SPBR Architects provide people the opportunity to enjoy great views of Rio de Janeiro which are open in the splendid house in Santa Teresa, a historical neighborhood of this city. It is situated on the highest point of Santa Teresa’s hill and the living space is about 481 sq. m while the total square of the project is 4,488 m. The architects take into consideration two levels created by nature – 120 m and 125 m above the sea level. From the north side of the house you can see an old downtown; from the south side a wonderful view of the Guanabara Bay and Pão de Açucar is opened. There is a block leading to the office and bedrooms on the lower level and on the east side a beautiful garden is found. At the higher plateau the living room is. There you will be fascinated by the breathtaking views. According to the architects’ idea the blocks of the house are opened and closed in such a way as to save the house from the sun and to attract attention to the panorama.
The Grand Creek Residence designed by Heliotrope Architects is located in a beautiful landscape in Missoula, Montana. This house will provide connection with nature and spectacular view of hillsides covered with coniferous forest. Designers describe the residence as a perfect dwelling for an active young family. The exterior of two-storey house is clad in cedar to minimize exposure to inclement weather from the north and maximize solar gain from sought. Outdoor space includes features such as recreation area with sun loungers and a barbecue, pool and spa. As a whole residence is the epitome of harmony with the environment and a high level of privacy. Check the site for more information.
There are many luxury houses but not many of them have wonderful ocean views for their back yard. This miracle of the designer’s thought is situated near the Pacific Ocean, in Maui. Leaving it you find yourself on the beach where you can enjoy breathtaking ocean views.
But it is the heaven not only for the senses and soul but also for the body. The living area takes about 11 000 square feet and the residence includes two master suites, six guest rooms, a media room, library, home office and separate caretaker’s quarters. There are also several wonderful additions such as an oceanfront pool, a Jacuzzi, a yoga pavilion and an exercise room.
As it has been mentioned this house is brilliant in its size and location, and it should be said that it also has nice design solutions. There you can see the landscape architecture elements which feast the eyes of inhabitants and guests. This is not simply a house, this is a dream!
Breathtaking Fish House is situated in Singapore. This exotic residence designed by Guz Architects provides harmony with the environment and magnificent views of the ocean. Some information from architects: “Our main endeavour was to create a residence with seamless integration of the surrounding nature and therefore water had to play a key role in achieving that”. Connection with nature and surrounding landscape is emphasized in various details of interior and exterior. The Fish House is full of open spaces which encourage natural ventilation. Curved roof symbolizes the sea waves and offers green zone for outdoor leisure. Media-room with a u-shaped acrylic window allows diffusing natural light in and also reinforces idea of connection.
The House has been designed by Giovanni D’Ambrosio Architects. It’s called ‘Under the Moonlight’ and was built within the scenic surroundings, in the Dinner Plain, Victoria overlooking Mount Hotham. A combination of stone, wood and metal was used both for interior and exterior. These materials are traditional in Australian construction. The designer’s aim was to create comfortable accommodation in any season and provide the safety of the natural environment. On the ground floor you can see public spaces for everyday living and lots of glazed frames to connect inside and outside spaces. There are two bedrooms and private Spa on the second floor.