The presence of large wooden beams dark steel plates and polished finishes brings with it plenty of visual contrast even as large overhangs offer ample shade during hot summer days. With a view of the beach in the distance and a relaxing ambiance fashioned by a mature green landscape life at does seem like an absolute breeze!
The lot on which Cest La Vie sits is surrounded by tall trees giving those inside ample privacy while also offering a natural acoustic barrier. This cloak of green allows for the design of an open home where pavilion-style interiors flow into the fabulous courtyard the expansive pool deck and the rejuvenating Jacuzzi outside.
The entrance to the living area is through the fabulous roof garden and the central courtyard that sits 6 feet below ground. As you descend into this secure space street noises and the sound of trains hurrying in the distance slowly starts to disappear.
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.
Located in Kochi Prefecture Japan and conjured up by Container Design it is this distinct feature that protects the home from on gusty days even while ensuring the ambiance inside is left undisturbed.
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.
If you are an adventurer at heart or simply wish to escape the mundane by travelling into what seems like an audaciously ‘alien’ world then it is hard to imagine a more surreal spot for the Infinity house than the rugged shores it sits on. Color is a stranger inside this dashing house with large black shelves white backdrops and touches of gray dominating the design palette.