Building a family retreat around the existing trees on a lot requires both sensible and innovative design that combines nature with smart architecture. was designed by MODO Designs to accomplish precisely that as the open pavilion-style structure weaves its way through large need amla and chikoo trees on the lot.
Even when the picket fence is not in the center of attention it’s hard to imagine the yard without it. The focal point is undoubtedly the house and the fence may be hidden among the tall flowers but just catching a glimpse of it can be felt upon the ambiance of the whole home!
The courtyard sits at the heart of the house and a ventilation duct on the second floor brings in light and natural breeze. While hitting the house is gently drawn into the courtyard it is the slightly curved outward roof of the south side that directs the air outside. This also helps in cooling the house naturally on less boisterous days!
Apart from the timber slats it is the delightful use of Cumaru wood for the creation of the expansive deck and the living area concrete walls on the lower level and exquisite stone finishes that usher in plenty of textural contrast and an air of sophistication. Each space flows into the next effortlessly with sliding glass doors delineating space.
This split between the two zones is simple practical and also creates a spacious courtyard that holds a large wooden deck along with the pool. Ample greenery around the house acts as a natural privacy barrier with a resort-inspired ambiance holding sway.