With a spacious den bedroom bathroom and utility space the basement offers a private retreat for the family while connecting them to the forest landscape outside. It is the top floor that contains the living area kitchen dining space and two additional bedrooms along with a modest wooden deck.
Flowing wooden decks extend the living space outside with a vivacious pool area and outdoor Jacuzzi elevating the opulence of this Aussie home. On the inside a neutral color scheme coupled with varying finishes in straw terracotta timber and mud brick create a low-maintenance inviting and elegant atmosphere that marries countryside beauty with a dose of modernity.
Space is definitely not an issue here with the two large volumes being connected by a narrow bridge on the top level even as the lower level is left as open as possible. The gorgeous pool area wooden deck and backyard become a visual part of the interior even as the private zones are housed on the top floor. An engaging roof terrace and modern lighting complete a cheerful residence that reinterprets the classic MiMo style in a grand manner.
Both environmental and bushfire norms dictate the overall contours of the by Alexandra Buchanan Architecture which flows into the landscape that surrounds it and blurs the traditional indoor-outdoor boundaries.
The grasscloth-covered walls in the bedroom also seem to be inspired by colors in the garden even as a beautiful rug with a vintage vibe gives the room a relaxing stylish feel. It is easy to fall in love with this California home that paints a pleasant and inviting picture while cleverly integrating the hues and aura that its owners longed for.
A simple pathway and an irregular ramp shape the lovely entrance to the house where a large 4-meter-tall door in local Lapacho wood greets you gleefully. The interior is also draped in locally sourced Lapacho wood adding warmth and elegance to a contemporary setting that is otherwise dominated by white and other neutral hues.
But the true beauty of this lovely home in Argentina lies in its ability to connect with the natural scenery outside and the way in which the outdoors become a vibrant and essential part of the relaxing interior.