Steel-gray granite white stucco timber slats and wooden battens shape the distinct façade of this Indian home along with the generous use of glass. Completely opening up to the greenery that surrounds it the overall form of the house mimics that of a multilevel gallery.
Translucent glass partitions act as separators between the different zones in the lower-level living area with the double-height living space itself captivating you with its sophistication and understated class. Even here it is wooden panels that draw your attention instantly as they shape a stunning feature wall that holds the giant flat screen.
What was previously the driveway and garage was turned into the new courtyard and a series of stepped terraces and an open central space now welcome you in style. Clad in Pennsylvania bluestone the entrance presents a mere preview into the greater grandeur that lies within the home.
Designed by SO Architecture it is two large boxes that make up the overall design of the residence with the one on the ground providing partial support for the second box above. A steel frame also provides additional support creating an open living area that contains the kitchen and dining room.
The design and realization of this breezy yet unique structure was left to the inventive people at Brahma-Architects who definitely produced results that left everyone excited and engrossed. Reclaimed wood planks play a major role in shaping the ambiance of the giving both the exterior and the interior a quirky relaxing aura.
An engaging and non-intrusive rear and side extension in steel frame and glass extend the living area and create space for outdoor dining and living. The glass structure also brings natural light into the refurbished home with a neutral color scheme and re-upholstered décor adding to the cheerful ambiance.
It is the landscape the views on offer and the neighborhood that often define the silhouette of the house and the balance between privacy and ‘openness’ when it comes to design. Nestled in Kibbutz Yehiam Israel tends to veer more towards the latter with its unique design that blurs the conventional boundaries between the interior and the world outside.