It is stone wood and an array of indigenous local materials such as rattan and bamboo that shape the lovely inviting home. A warm color palette earthen hues and ample natural lighting ensure that the ambiance is both cozy and cheerful.
This million dollar home is nothing like the mundane contemporary residence that is defined by simple straight lines. Look beyond the obvious affluence and you will notice the lovely use of contrasting textures curved walls that drive away any sense of monotony and carefully curated decor that lets the captivating backdrop shine through. Glass wood and stone are used eloquently to shape a luxurious spacious and breezy interior that brings together urbane sophistication and a relaxed beachy vibe.
According to the architect Nerein Perera this Sri Lankan cabin was built with the local environment in mind. “The materials used are limited to steel timber and bamboo tats attempting to keep the lines thin as possible…keeping intervention on site minimal letting the natural ground the vegetation the run‐off of water to flow uninhibited.”
The use of cane for the false ceiling also creates some unique lighting patterns both during the daytime and after sunset. Beautiful pendants and dreamy ambient lighting add to the mesmerizing atmosphere inside the renovated beach house that fuses form and functionality in a creative contemporary fashion.
Transforming a mid-century modem home with some rough edges and a distinct industrial vibe into a relaxing modern single-family residence is a task that can be both fun and daunting at the same time. Getting this balance between the old and the new spot on are the creative folks from Klopf Architecture who transformed this 1950s home in California into an inviting hub that fit in with the lifestyle and sensibilities of an urban family.