As a nation Peru is blessed with a landscape that leaves you mesmerized at every turn with stunning mountains breathtaking valleys and an air of mysticism that seems to be epitomized by its rich heritage and renowned World Heritage sites.
Nestled on a hillside lot and offering a view of the distant Atlantic the designed by Charles Rose Architects is more contemporary than rustic. Despite this clearly modern edge the elegant residence aims to be as ‘organic’ as possible with a cedar shiplap exterior and a smart green roof.
This meant that the upper floor was incorporated into the hillside and the gradient of the lot turned into an advantage by simply using a step-wise arrangement of various levels. Despite these restrictions a lovely roof deck incorporated within a flat planted roof allows the homeowners to take in the sights and sounds of the serene island!
A series of smart conversation zones and reading nooks that showcase timeless décor pieces fabulous modern wall art that brings a splash of color and fun decorative elements complete the engaging interior. Relaxing uplifting and original this is a house that combines several different styles with a smart ‘modern-minimal’ sheen.
When it comes to affluent and exclusive neighborhoods away from the mainland US that offer a relaxing and pleasant summer getaway Martha’s Vineyard is among the very best. This beautiful island located south of Cape Cod in Massachusetts allows its denizens to escape the big city rush and spend their holidays in peace as they enjoy quality family time.
One of the unique challenges of building this lovely family retreat was the existing building code that prevented the house from being any taller than six feet above grade on the building’s uphill side.
The is filled with ample textural beauty and exudes a relaxed modern ambiance that relies largely on the use of a neutral color scheme and wonderful natural ventilation. While the framing of the entire house was completed in no more than two weeks the off-site development was complemented by parallel foundation work on the lot ensuring that the building time was kept down to an absolute minimum.