The Harbour Masters Home
THE HARBOUR MASTERS HOME – If you are one of those people who really loves boats then a home within a Boat Marina has to be the ultimate place to live.
The really nice aspects of marina living are the fresh sea air and of course the ability to live in a community of like-minded people. Living in such a location does require one to be social and have a real passion for boats.
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Wonderful curved architecture gives the Harbour Masters Home a very interesting appeal, with the creation of small windows dotted around that gives the whole home a unique character and allows for the abundance of natural light to flow throughout the home.
What a view! If boats are your thing then living within a marina setting just won’t get any better than this. I really like the way the external space is used here so that relaxing, with a nice bottle of wine, overlooking the marina below is just wonderful. I should imagine that views at night, with all the lights from the boats, would be breathtaking – I could see myself sitting in this area a lot.
I appreciate that while the architects have created a contemporary modern home it’s sharp definitive lines are expertly broken up to give the appearance of a modern home that is cozy and almost cottage like.
On reaching the entrance to this home you get to fully appreciate that it is a modern contemporary home. Just look at how the front door opens and greets you with all the tiling and glass. The use of glass, compared to solid walls of balustrade on the staircase really does help in giving a clean and bright space due to the amount of natural light that can be used when utilizing such materials.
The kitchen appears as simply a functional space that commands no attention. This may be due to the open-plan living space design where the owners really didn’t want the kitchen to be a focal point of the space – which can often be the case with modern kitchen designs.
The living area is bright and comfortable with a strong patterned sofa that takes your eye to the center of the room. There is nothing really hard here on the eyes as the use of natural colors is used predominately throughout the home.
The bathrooms above and below are Ying and Yang – one being bold with the use of dark marble wall and floor tiling that is off-set with a bathtub that is both masculine and feminine with its chunky appeal and soft curving lines.
Compare this to the bathroom below and it is a complete reversal with its soft natural colored wall and floor tiles, a large glass shower unit and the contemporary sanitary wear.
All in all a nicely laid out contemporary home and the main feature of the Harbour Masters Home is in fact not really the interior design or the architecture of the home but its location and how well the entire home fits within it – and it does… perfectly.