Villa Rijpwetering is all about relaxed Dutch living at its elegant best with the lavish house opening up towards the water views outside thanks to the large glass façade. An expansive wooden deck and series of terraces connect the home with the boat docks and the dwelling seems to gently float above the water when viewed from a distance.
The dashing home is essentially a window into two different natural ecosystems and its designers Benjamin Garcia Saxe did their best in trying to create a breezy residence that invites in both of these lovely backdrops.
An open living space leads to the more private bedrooms and a wonderful home office / study that adds color and contrast to the overall picture. Unassuming efficient and eco-sensitive this Chilean home is truly one-of-a-kind!
On the inside the picture changes dramatically with the more inviting oak ceiling and floors creating a relaxing atmosphere for the entire family while a cozy upholstered nook next to the fireplace and the large dining area create a generous social zone. A perfect contemporary hangout full of light!
On the inside the color palette is strictly neutral with features such as the brick accent wall section in the living room and the colorful pendant lights providing visual contrast. Passive heating and cooling techniques adequate ventilation and an uncomplicated floor plan combine to turn life at this contemporary Melbourne home into a relaxing and refreshing experience.
Dubbed the elegant private residence is as breezy on the inside as its façade suggests with white being the color of choice. A neutral color scheme coupled with a flood of natural light creates this refreshing vibe which is accentuated by the wonderful indoor bamboo garden.
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.