The by Ben Giles Architect accomplishes this with a design that is sensitive to the needs of an elderly couple even as the street noise outside is kept out using a façade that relies on smart acoustics and wooden surfaces.
A rocky bank of the lake that feels relaxing a majestic volcano in the distance that greets you each morning and the gentle presence of a lake; everything one could ask for seems to be present in this tiny pocket of natural greenery.
With the neutral hue of the décor it is the cleverly placed wooden accents and furniture pieces that shine through even as the multiple fireplaces throughout the house make their presence felt.
Tropical goodness is ushered in using large green leaves and motifs that have a leafy charm. A smart tiled blue backdrop in the kitchen adds even more color and yet the living area feels inviting and sophisticated.
A series of wooden decks around the house add to its impressive appeal with large windows bringing in all the necessary warmth in this harsh environment. It is hard to imagine a home set in a more exotic and exquisite landscape than Casa LM!
Cleverly built decks around the house along with the garden pool area and other spaces extend the living space outside. A rainwater collection system and host of other planet-friendly features put the final touches on a home that is breezy beautiful and well-lit at all times.
But it is also the setting to some of the most beautiful panoramic scenery that one will ever come across and sits on a small chunk of this natural paradise. Nestled next to the tranquil and mesmerizing Lake Llanquihue and with an imposing volcano making its presence felt in the backdrop this contemporary home designed by has it all!
We often come across different ways in which natural ventilation is brought into old homes to give them a new lease of life. A smart renovation using sliding glass doors and large windows is generally the preferred choice.