Hidden Architectural Gem in Canada Priced $8.5 Million: Whistler Chalet

Designed for the outdoor adventure enthusiast, in addition to for the relief seeking tourist, this highly modern chalet in Whistler, Canada boasts six bedrooms, six bathrooms, an open plan kitchen and living area, heated outdoor living space, heated floor, a huge swiming pool, a hearth pit, stunning mountain views and the list can go on. The road side facade reveals an architecture that subtly blends traditional and contemporary details. The alternative side is a tribute to trendy design, opening up through large glass doors towards the pool and scenic landscape beyond.

Discovered by Freshome on Sotheby’s, where it’s listed at $8.5 Million, this mountain chalet is what we call tasteful luxury. Surrounded by beautiful mountains and showcasing inspiring raw finishes of stone and wood, where is visually enticing, it doesn’t matter what the standing point. Benefit from the virtual tour below for a glimpse of Whistler and its hidden architectural gems!

Extravagant Modern Living in South Africa: SAOTA’s Kloof 151 Project

Kloof 151 project is a 3 storey building with parking envisioned and implemented by SAOTA in Cape Town, South Africa. The enormous entrance to the basement allows direct sunlight and a pleasantly warm entrance to the home. On the ground floor, the primary front room enjoys an ideal position overlooking Clifton. The vast majority of the living levels – including the open plan kitchen – open onto the big well covered terraces to the West or North facing the mountain slope and Lion’s Head.The acute heat and glare of the setting sun is addressed by the cantilevering balconies, extended irregular and striking hardwood screens and motorized vertical fabric blinds. These devices consisting of the performance glazing cause an all year round cool interior. The floor floor is bisected by a double volume to enhance the spatial experience and create a dialogue with the double volume stairwell towards the rear. The primary floor of the home accommodates 4 en-suite bedrooms, a gym and a studio space. To attenuate the effect of glare experienced on the house, the finishes palette is rich and in deep colors. Bedrooms are generally lighter and contemporary with accents of classic pieces of furniture and a fresh fabric selection that create tranquil spaces. [Photos and data provided via e-mail by SAOTA]

Impressive Beachfront Property Renovation in Cape Town by ANTONI ASSOCIATES

ANTONI ASSOCIATES’, the internal Design and Décor division of the long-lasting architectural firm SAOTA, latest project combines elegance and sophistication in a beachfront property located along one of the vital pristine white beaches of Cape Town, South Africa. The Client’s brief was to renovate a ground floor double level apartment in a newly constructed luxury complex. The apartment is entered at the lower ground floor where a proper entrance lobby was created by screening off the open plan kitchen. Here the designers introduced a screen wall with an enlarged portal window to create a view into the apartment.
Despite reducing the scale of the prevailing double volume a number of this was retained within the entrance hall that is enclosed by frameless glass. a brand new sleek white contemporary kitchen was integrated and flows into the formal dining and lounge area. A classy fireplace was placed within the formal living area and overall, there’s a simplicity and purity of form with a basic palette of black and white. An eclectic mixture of bespoke furniture and the situation of the Clients’ selection of South African art and sculpture gives the internal a curated experience. [Photos and data provided via e-mail by ANTONI ASSOCIATES]