Nestled on a small site that has been specifically cleared for the residence the house has been clad in wood on the outside to ensure it blends in with the landscape. Insulated glass windows frame the views outside while keeping out the chill even as passive solar heating brings warmth indoors.
Designed by Gluck+ this lovely residence has just acquired two new extension blocks; each having an aura of its own while effortlessly mixing in with the existing house. The most obvious feature of the house is the two slanting green roofs that the two new structures come with – features that help a great deal with the concealed silhouette of the residence.
The new kitchen and dining area in the rear becomes the social zone with stackable folding glass doors connecting this space with the deck and garden outside. The three-level house now feels cheerful modern and yet timeless – a sense of poise that the homeowners longed for!
The idea was to facilitate a transition from the old to the new rather than a sudden or drastic change of style. Many of the original Victorian elements and fixtures that could be preserved and given a new lease of life were don so without hindering the addition of newer elements and design ideas.
With more that 60 percent of the home powered by solar energy along with heating of the pool and the spa this mountain home is clean green and charismatic in more ways than one!
A glass extension that gives an aging and classic structure newfound space and aesthetics is all too common in cities across the world; from Melbourne and London to Monaco and Mumbai. But this classic London home takes an entirely different route with a brick extension that effortlessly and aesthetically blends in with the heritage structure.
It is the lower level that houses the living areas along with the kitchen dining space and reading nooks while the top level contains the bedrooms. With a rear façade that completely opens up to the captivating valley views outside this Swiss home takes you closer to nature.
Looking over a breathtaking valley as you enjoy your early morning cup of coffee or a simple stroll on the deck late evening sounds like an amazing way to spend the day. Promising just that is the beautiful in Vollèges with a backdrop that is simply jaw-dropping!