From the practical we move on to the exceptional as we step into the mesmerizing in Ostional Costa Rica. This captivating retreat is green in more ways than one as even the amazing natural forests that surround it leave anyone who stays here spellbound. Developed by Kalia this three-bedroom villa can be rented for around $600/night. A bargain considering all you get at this exotic hideaway.
The small living area with its textured wall cozy fireplace and colorful Moroccan-style lighting fixtures feels both inviting and modern. With a comfy seat next to the fireplace and a plush couch on the opposite side of the room the living room acts as a transitional zone between the foyer the dining area and beyond.
Taking the idea of a green rooftop garden a step further is the spectacular Penthouse Ecopark in Hung Yen Province . This modern home designed by iHouse combines a distinct industrial-style living area with a terrace garden that also holds a Jacuzzi a glass pergola and an outdoor lounge. The terrace garden is visually connected with the master bedroom and allows the homeowners to escape the rigors of a long and hard day at work each evening.
It is a rear extension that gets the job done as the glazed timber addition now holds the new dining area kitchen and family room of the revitalized house. Crafted to ensure that those inside enjoy an open and airy living atmosphere that is accentuated by the visual connectivity with the green outdoors the nifty extension blends in with the existing structure almost seamlessly. A clean white color palette sits next to the already present exposed brick walls comfortably even as large skylights bring in a flood of natural light.
A touch different from every other home on our list House Pibo in Maldegem is a partially underground structure with water-resistant walls and a garden that also morphs into its roof! The sloped roof of the semi-buried home is covered in greenery and over time the homeowner can easily turn this into a garden filled with beautiful flowering plants. On the inside a multi-level design that draws benefit from the smart insulation of the green roof ensures that life seems both bright and unique.
The idea of a seems revolutionary to most of us. A covering of greenery on the roof is not something you come across often and anytime we suggest a ‘living roof’ the idea is met with wariness and doubts rather than glee.
Less than an hour from Windsor is one of those idyllic Aussie towns that combines the flavor of the outback with modernity and a relaxed lifestyle. The gorgeous is nestled in a quiet neighborhood of this beautiful town and its unique design ensures that the conventional boundaries between the interior and the outdoors are blurred using sliding glass doors.