Contemporary Coastal Mansion
CONTEMPORARY COASTAL MANSION – When it comes to contemporary architecture and interior design I have to hold my hands up and declare that I am a real fan. Many people often refer to these types of homes as just a collection of boxes and in fact there is no arguing that this is the case, in most instances, but the nature of the box makes it perfect for creating living spaces and with glass technology being what it is today also allows areas within the home to be flooded with natural light.
Take a look at the first image below of this contemporary coastal mansion and I would suspect many of my readers to be tempted in thinking this is just another collection of boxes to create a living space. Oh how wrong you are about to be, because this home goes beyond the collection of boxes to create a simply stunning home, with some rather unusual features, including the multi-level swimming pool. And all this is topped off with a rather delicious cherry, which is of course, the magnificent views beyond.
Enjoy the journey and hopefully some or all of the images will provide you with internal and external inspirational ideas for your home.
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If you were to walk past this home without giving it a second look that would not surprise me in the least. The use of so much glass makes the building appear almost translucent which makes the home almost appear as if it really wasn’t there. For me, this is the joy of contemporary architecture - to create a very functional living space whilst reducing its impact visually on the environment.
Now this is where this contemporary coast mansion gets interesting…
The idea of creating a curved gantry tying the two buildings together, with having the swimming pool flow underneath ties in so well with the natural landscape that surrounds the home. I really like the use of the infinity pool here that blends the pool with the patio area so well. The gantry and the pool just brings the two buildings together in a perfect harmonious match.
You can now clearly see the multi-level swimming pool. Rarely do you see more than one swimming pool in a single property but this contemporary coastal mansion has been designed around water and the introduction of it on both levels really does bring the landscape and natural beauty in.
From the photograph above you really can appreciate just how well the whole architectural design comes together and encloses the outside entertainment area giving it a cozy and relaxing atmosphere while still taking full advantage of the beautiful scenery beyond.
One thing that really appeals to me regarding contemporary home designs is the use of so much glass, which just lets natural light cascade throughout the home and affords the occupants to frame the magnificent views of the beach and ocean beyond.