A sculptural staircase connects the three floors with the kitchen dining area and living space being housed on the ground level and a gorgeous study and wraparound terrace on the third floor.
On the inside it is ceiling panels handcrafted décor surfaces draped in wood and the presence of kawung pattern that give the home its distinct flavor. Blurring the boundary between the interior and the greenery outside the living area opens up towards the courtyard and the pool deck creating one large seamless family zone.
But Patrick Jost found a way to still deliver what the homeowners wanted by simply providing a new rear living zone that extends into the backyard as well as a complete alteration of the original interiors that were dark dingy and inconvenient.
With a rugged coastline on one side that sees arguably some of the roughest weather on the planet and a beautiful forest on the other the cabin is perfectly placed to make the most of the amazing views on offer. This is precisely why Design Base 8 and Omar Gandhi Architect opted for a three-story structure that towers over the forest canopy with elegance!
The weathered and metallic appeal of the Cor-Ten Steel façade does give the lovely residence a uniqueness that draws your attention instantly even as the rest of the house embraces a far more familiar contemporary style.
A new louvre system also helps keep away harsh sunlight on hot summer days while the natural sea breeze cools the house and creates a pleasant atmosphere. Responding to the needs of the site and those of the homeowner this is a home alteration that is pleasing in more ways than one!
Built in 1962 the house was too crowded visually unengaging and uninspiring for its new owners who turned to Klopf Architecture for help. The idea behind the complete makeover was to give the home a new contemporary and cheerful ambiance while retaining as much ‘Eichler flavor’ as possible.