With the majestic Pacific making up the backyard quite literally this Malibu house indeed is an absolute dream. In fact the ocean gently rushes underneath the cantilevered home during high tide. Large glass windows in the living room and the bedroom offer unabated views of the ocean which is just a few steps away. And what does all this opulence and extravagance cost?
The renovation of the existing structure required an extensive makeover. Since the home owners wanted their revamped residence to sport unabated views of the world outside glass has been used lavishly to achieve the best result possible. With maximized views and ample natural ventilation this classic home was instantly turned into a more open and inviting dwelling.
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.
With large and flowing spaces ergonomic décor and innovative lighting House Tat floors you with its distinct and dazzling look. Lighting plays a pivotal role in highlighting and elevating the interiors of most homes conceptualized and brought to life by Nico van der Meulen Architects. This signature style is pretty evident in House Tat as well as large pendant lights recessed lighting and track lighting combine to add a warm and inviting charm to the residence.
There is absolutely no doubting the fact that renovation and restoration tasks are always more challenging for architects and designers than conjuring up a home from scratch. The restrictions placed by an existing structure make the task of a ‘makeover’ a creative challenge.
The interiors are kept largely neutral in white and gray with a bright red accent couch in the living space stealing the show. Stylish use of skylights make sure there is appropriate natural light even in the private areas while an expansive deck to the north allows the residents to be at one with the bamboo and Japanese maple backdrop. A beautiful wooden staircase connects the lower level with the top floors and a concrete path above the water surface in the backyard makes for a cool walkway.
A warm outer cladding allows the home to blend in seamlessly with the natural tones outside. Large floor-to-ceiling glass windows offer unabated views of the world outside as you escape from a mundane life in the concrete jungle!