Divided into four different blocks the house accommodates a spacious workshop a reclusive studio and ample parking space along with the central living area kitchen and dining. Even the bedrooms with their large bi-folding doors become a part of panoramic landscape!
One of the two wonderful homes was to become the residence for the parents while the larger house in the rear needed to accommodate their son and his young family. Pandolfini Architects stepped in to offer the necessary solution!
An angular façade with concrete and glass panels draws you instantly and a long extended walkway leads to the double height living space. Everything seems perfectly curated inside the house with one space flowing into the next.
Looking beyond the bookshelf the house on the outside is draped completely in black and the oblique wall used for the bookshelf also helps in creating a shield against heavy rainfall by extending the roof outwards.
The open pavilion style home makes most of the tranquil lot it sits within as large glass walls and floor-to-ceiling glass windows completely bring the outdoors inside. The barrier is merely another transition zone with the semi-outdoor sitting area and the sweeping decks allowing the homeowners to spend as much time outdoors as inside!
Demands modern life often mean kids moving away from parents at a very early age and things staying that way for the rest of their lives. Multi-generational homes once a common sight even in the west are a rarity.
It is often the simplest solutions that are the smartest and make our lives easier. With growing pressure on urban land it utilization is under intense scrutiny in big cities across the planet. New construction norms and premium rates are forcing homeowners to turn to smart design for the right spatial solutions.
Dark Zinc cladding and stained black timber battens shape the striking exterior while the interior embraces a lighter more contemporary color palette. Features such as the large double-height foyer with skylights sliding glass doors and windows spaces that flow into one another and use of multiple textures and finishes gives these homes a spacious and elegant modern vibe.