Large overhangs are also in place to ensure there is sufficient protection on a really damp Seattle day. An open floor plan sees lines between the living area and the outdoors blurred even as an ergonomic kitchen and dining area anchor the lower level of the house.
The final stage came and upon completion the house-boat was launched (disproving any technological opinions that it may not float) and towed through the San Francisco Bay to the place where it now proudly resides.
A large living space clad in pristine white welcomes you inside even as several levels of private quarters are beautifully tucked away above it. The indoor pool and the lounge area offer an element of surprise and the floating spiral staircase with glass railing brings a sense of magic and excitement to the setting. Large floor-to-ceiling glass windows provide visual connectivity with the world outside. Green spaces and carefully placed plants bring in some natural freshness to the interiors.
Wood is an element that dominates the visual of the house while stone and glass compliment it perfectly. Lush green outdoors and courtyard tempt you to spend more time on the deck than indoors. The luxurious bedrooms and the modern bathrooms are placed on the top two levels along with an exercise room and an open lounge.
We have already showcased some gorgeous contemporary homes from Nico van der Meulen Architects and in Johannesburg is another one of these in this fabulous line of modern residences. Located on the side of a hilly terrain and surrounded by green canopy the home offers some wonderful views of the city below. Sleek and stylish to the core the interiors of this affluent home are as appealing as the façade on the outside.