Chilean Patagonia is a landscape that evokes images of stunning mountains vast deserts and dense forests – all wrapped in a seemingly hostile and thinly populated environment.
Currently up for grabs the home contains four spacious bedrooms four bathrooms and a private yard that gives the entire family a space to rest and rejuvenate. The house itself welcomes you with a beautiful entrance that leads to the double height living area.
The shared living area of the house has a neutral color palette with white and wood shaping the backdrop. The style in here feels like a combination of the minimal and the Scandinavian with a bright blue couch at the heart of it all.
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.
Simplicity and efficiency are the key elements that define the new interior with every single detail ensuring that the living environment is vibrant and clutter-free. Smart spacious and dashing this makeover feels fresh and creative.
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.
It is a combination of wood and white that shapes much of the lower level of the house and the wood here is much more than an aesthetic addition. Wooden ceiling and other wall coverings inside the double height living area help reduce dispersion of noise even as the entire lower level with its own bedroom can act as an apartment on its own.
Designing a home for a retired couple who have spent much of their life travelling around the country is a tough task as it demands a certain sense of freedom coupled with modernity and eclectic charm. The task becomes even trickier when one has to balance the idea of openness with a suburban setting where a busy street sits right next to the home.