Nestled on a lot that makes the most of the gorgeous valley views on offer and the snow-capped mountains in the distance this Swiss home feels both contemporary and classic at the same time. It is the panoramic view outside that brings in the timeless appeal even as the house itself has a more modern inviting vibe.
There is nothing more pleasant for a retired couple than to live in the lap of nature while surrounded by ever-changing sights and sounds. It takes you away from your busy life and gives you tranquility that only nature can deliver!
On the inside it is the kitchen that becomes the new social zone with a dark expansive central island and a breakfast bench next to it at its heart. Large floor-to-ceiling glass windows bring the outdoors inside further while the bedrooms are hidden away from public view.
The new residence embraces the overall design of the earlier house and you can see a certain to it despite a clear contemporary style. With a stoic steel structure and a roof crafted using Cross Laminated Timber panels this lovely house reinvents the past in its own special way!
The transition between the interior and the exterior further facilitates this nature-centric lifestyle with a shaded porch that the homeowners can enjoy both at dawn and dusk. With a pergola structure that consists of mobile slats ventilation on the porch can be controlled easily.
Large steel doors when open blur the lines between the interior and the world outside and the can also be completely closed in colder winter months or when homeowners need privacy. Sensible in its overall form space-savvy and modern this Aussie extension upgrades the old Victorian home by giving it elements that it woefully lacks.
A retaining wall covered in corten panels not only gives the sunken courtyard a unique visual but also helps with the passive heating of the house and keeps it warm both during daytime and at night.
Designed originally in the 1960’s by one of the disciples of in East Hampton is a home that has plenty of nostalgic and sentimental value to its owners. Post the storm surge created by Hurricane Sandy much of the original home was extensively damaged and Bates Masi Architects were brought it to create a new residence for the family that borrowed heavily from its previous form and silhouette.