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.
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.”
Smart midcentury modern decor iconic lighting fixtures such as the George Nelson table lamps and the Seppo Koho pendants enliven the living and dining space. The fusion of timber and concrete further aids in creating a beautiful ambiance that is both relaxing and contemporary at the same time.
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.
The immense concrete roof of the single-story Quinta de Lemos guesthouse restaurant and wine showroom snakes across a sprawling Portuguese landscape. Designed by studio Carvalho Araújo the structure is nestled amid rocky formations that helped determine its shape. Covered with paving slabs the roof acts as an extensive viewing platform.
The decor inside the home seems to showcase a seamless blend of the vintage the midcentury and the contemporary as each room has a subtle touch of contrasting styles. A small entry leads into the living room that is filled with a couple of cozy sofas in off-white along with a smart blue rug that brings color and playfulness to the setting. The restrained use of color lets the few accent additions and the wall art shine through while the twin windows fill the space with plenty of natural light.
Few homes bring forth the exquisite beauty of industrial style like old factory and warehouse conversions which elegantly blend the classic factory features with the flowing aesthetics of a modern home.