Bringing together two contrasting worlds and a window into both majestic mountains and the bustling cityscape the relaxing on the outskirts of is truly exceptional. Nestled on a sloped site the design of the home by I/O Architects ensures that most of its open outdoor space is hidden from the street view even as the hidden second level beneath the ground level offers additional privacy. Much of the house has been designed to honor this delicate balance between smart views and sufficient privacy as wood glass and dark metal shape the residence’s inimitable exterior.
It is the many shades of gray that hold sway in every room of this house with the relaxing living area charming you with textural contrast hints of bright colors and a posh ambiance. A two-sided fireplace delineates this open living zone from the dining area while the state-of-the-art contemporary kitchen maximizes both storage and counter space.
It is the second level (cleverly hidden into the slope of the lot) that holds the master bedroom kids’ bedrooms and guest bedrooms even as one finds a seamless connection between both floors of the Pagoda House. A smart home that is both practical in design and fascinating in its form!
A new basement level was added and the existing roof was extended creating two additional levels in the limited space available. The light-filled basement that extends into the private rear yard contains the new open plan living area along with the kitchen and dining room.
A mezzanine floor at ground level contains the small home library bathroom second bedroom and a home workspace. It is the top level that houses the master bedroom which flows elegantly into the small and cozy balcony.
A stunning set of terraces created by the series of staggered rooms and roof structures completes a modern masterpiece that responds to local weather and keeps the home cool even during the hot and sultry summer months. Local Kota stone polished cement teak and granite give the interior a cozy calming color scheme and a native touch while décor from the likes of Moooi Moroso and B&B Italia provide the international flavor.
It is Crittall windows and doors that play a crucial role in shaping the form of this new addition even while ensuring that its timeless appeal and traditional aura are not completely lost. These elegant dark steel-framed windows perfectly complement the brick walls of the original structure and also give the a slight industrial appeal.