The courtyard sits at the heart of the house and a ventilation duct on the second floor brings in light and natural breeze. While hitting the house is gently drawn into the courtyard it is the slightly curved outward roof of the south side that directs the air outside. This also helps in cooling the house naturally on less boisterous days!
A stunning blend of modern minimalism at its refined best and natural landscape filled with green goodness the offers the best of both worlds rolled into one. Designed by in situ studio this striking contemporary home in Charlotte North Carolina is surrounded by natural woodlands and sits close to a beautiful natural pond.
Transition between the interior and the serene landscape outside is pretty much seamless here with the interior of the guest house being inspired by yacht design. Minimal and modern décor here is kept to a bare minimum.
It is a beautiful blend of contrasting eras with each offering something unique. With the latest addition housing the kitchen and the sitting zone it is the original farmhouse that contains the living area and the bedrooms.
As is the case with most heritage homes it is the rear addition that comes to the rescue here extending the living area even while leaving the two bedrooms at the front of the house largely untouched.
A stylish staircase leads to the top level which contains the bedrooms along with the master suite. Smart shelving along with bespoke window seats maximize space here even as an abundance of natural light adds to the airy appeal.
Evolution of design and architecture is often accelerated by needs of specific landscapes and unique obstacles presented by local weather in different parts of the globe. Designed to withstand frequent typhoons that are all too common in the region has an innovative silhouette and a specially crafted courtyard that act like a ‘chimney’ for the passage of high speed winds.