Designed by Oleg Drozdov the house is broadly divided into three individual units with each one having its own series of balconies and private terraces that melt into the common social zone at the heart of it all. The central living zone flows into the semi-open terrace and pool area that overlooks the generous garden outside. This ingeniously crafted terrace allows the homeowners to enjoy ‘outdoor living’ throughout the year and allows the adults in the house to keep an eye on the kids as they spend time in the garden.
The 53-story structure was built in 2008 and offers condos that range from $895000 to $10000000 depending on the number of bedrooms and square footage. With sunrise and sunset pools a top-notch fitness center a private beach club and refreshing spa and easy access to the beach life here sounds like an absolute breeze.
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.
Glazed corner windows influence both the visual appeal of the exterior and the functionality indoors by allowing the homeowners to easily utilize even the tiniest of corner nooks while dark cedar ushers in textural contrast.
A cool and ingenious ‘glass joint’ connects the old timber structure with the new extension and both buildings seem to retain their individual style and aura even while interacting with one another in a seamless manner.
The wooden staircase acts as a spatial feature by separating the kids’ wing of the home from the adult bedroom on the top level while adding sculptural beauty to the open living area on the ground floor. The stairwell also brings natural light to the basement level and acts as a common connecting thread between the various floors.
The residents of had a similar desire to turn their old terrace house that is just five meters wide into a smart modern home filled with lovely little nooks terraces and an inviting outdoor lounge. Dan Gayfer Design accomplished this by completely renovating the house connecting the interior with the small private outdoor living area.