Few tropical destinations in the world match the stunning islands of Bali both in terms of natural beauty and an array of luxury retreats that will transport you into a world of opulence. This well and truly is the and you will feel like one as you meander through its amazing array of dense forests and pristine beaches.
Die Es the family home of architect Gabriel Fagan was built in the affluent Cape Town suburb of Camps Bay. Designed by the architect it is a blend of modernism and ‘Cape Dutch’ style. The home’s sculptural vaulted and undulating roof is unique and is in all probability the only one of its kind.
Brought to life by Kim Alexander Builders the breezy home is spread across and comes with a gorgeous living area kitchen dining space and a cozy bedroom. The cantilevered structure of the home offers wonderful views of the landscape that surround the lot even as the large porches extend the living area outdoors. Plenty of greenery around the dwelling gives it the appeal of a relaxing holiday home and large glass windows and doors aid in blurring the line between the interior and the garden outside.
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.
Wooden siding in a chevron pattern can be found on the first floor of this home but check out that tree bark that adds unforgettable flair to the second story! Metal planters on the ground mirror the dark tones of the bark. Ready to get traditional? Stucco can be found on the exteriors of some of today’s most charming homes like this lovely residence from Anne Decker Architects:
The much applauded and somewhat enigmatic Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre was designed by Dublin-based Heneghan Peng Architects. The centre’s sloping grass roof cleverly affords sweeping views of Ireland’s craggy north Antrim coastline. Blending with the surrounding topography the roof allows visitors to walk over the building and includes window panels that expose glimpses of the exhibition space below.
This cabin in Blairgowrie Australia is by Maddison Architects and according to their notes on the space “Its supporting pre-fabricated skeletal frame appears influenced by the prevailing wind forces that shape the surrounding Moonah trees. The roof directly reflects the internal volume and the skeletal frame is fully exposed inside and out to convey a structural and architectural honesty.”