A high-end lifestyle in Miami is well and truly ‘high-end’ in every sense of the word with the best in terms of design fashion and décor quickly finding its way here. And so it does take some work to conjure up and bring to life that promise to engulf you in a world of opulence.
Another fabulous feature of the Ark is its smart and modest rooftop pavilion that offers panoramic views of the city and the church in the distance. Unassuming décor that focuses on functionality a neutral color palette and a sense of sophistication complete this exceptional family home in Ukraine!
A series of skylights courtyards and gardens along with the photovoltaic panels ensure that the home has a minimal carbon footprint by cutting down its dependence on artificial energy. Built to last the test of time a tight budget and time constraint forced the architects to come up with innovative solutions that cut back both on construction time and cost. The structure of the house itself acts as a pergola for the outdoor dining and barbeque area even as the garden and the small pool become an extension of the interior.
The house moves away from the usual form of stylish contemporary residences and uses a series of large wooden decks terraces bridges and walkways to create an interior that is as much outdoorsy as it is sheltered and cozy! One feels both connected with the elements and protected from them at the same time with the beautiful indoor-outdoor interplay of the structure crafted from wood metal and glass. It is the lower level that contains the living area dining space and kitchen along with a single bedroom and storage area. It is the open top level that holds the master bedroom along with additional bedrooms and bathrooms.
This was accomplished by keeping the structure of the home simple and minimal. It is the wooden ceiling and the concrete floor that act as two simple planes that define the residence with the glass walls creating flexible boundaries between the interior and the garden outside. The interaction between indoor and outdoor spaces is seamless and one feels as if surrounded by the lovely garden while sitting in the living area or the family room.
The desire for a home that creates spaces that encourage interaction between family members can be seen in homeowners across the globe. While the 90s saw a trend in which people turned towards more individualized and private ‘cubicles’ that has definitely shifted toward a love for more ‘social spaces’ in the last decade.
Bringing refined contemporary aesthetics and relaxed modern living to a predominantly rural landscape in Ukraine is all about enjoying the outdoors in a sheltered fashion. Nestled on one of the five Kharkiv hills the dashing contemporary residence is covered in a series of wooden slats and blinds that filter in natural sunlight even while offering complete privacy.