For most of us it is the ground floor of our home that holds the entrance and the living area with the top level holding the bedrooms and other private spaces. But the Cliff Dwelling nestled on a steep cliff next to Lake Austin flips this floor plan to suit the specific needs of the site and it is the rooftop garden retreat and entrance that steal the show here.
Combing modern aesthetics and a simple green roof in a fascinating fashion the Riverside Weston Residence in Connecticut is all about a series of ‘roofscapes and terraced planes’. Add to this the unabated lake views on offer contemporary interior with minimal décor and glass walls that bring the outdoors inside and you have a home that connects you with nature at all times.
Here the shelves are transformed into smart storage units and room dividers that combine form and function in an effortless manner. To highlight the presence of these custom shelves even further a pillar at the entrance of the house is completely covered in mirrors giving those who step in an instant view of the masterful creation.
Paris surprises us often with apartments and homes that bring forth new and space-savvy design that sets the benchmark for houses across the planet. Eco-Sustainable House project by Djuric Tardio Architectes is one such work of genius that turns to a terrace garden play area and hangout to combine the multiple needs of the homeowners. Built on a tight budget the unique fruit and vegetable garden on the roof is much more than just eye candy!
Designed to give the homeowners a social zone that stretches into the yard outside the lower-level living area becomes one with the adjacent deck. The brick and glass street façade of the home offers complete privacy even as its interior paints a breezy and cheerful picture.
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.
Industrial design elements large pendant lights and a skylight above the dining area add fun and quirky details that blend in with the overall appeal of the home. A white kitchen space with a gorgeously lit backsplash minimal décor and a smart entertainment unit in the sitting area complete the ergonomic transformation.