|An ultra modern family home with a 3.5 ton retractable wall – creating the ultimate indoor outdoor experience! (above)|
I’m not a ultra modern girl but something about this super duper modern house with retractable walls and ceilings appeals to me. Maybe it is the whole concept of really bringing the outdoors inside.
This Long Island, NY 6,000 square foot home was designed by New York architect West Chin for a family. He tore down the existing small structure, raised this house onto pylons and then created a huge garage door style retractable wall that rolls up and offers those in the living room a spectacular view of the ocean.
I like. Some thing fresh about this whole idea of of the simplicity of it all … plus blue sky and ocean views aren’t too shabby either – 21st century indoor outdoor living!
|Here’s a look at the living room with the retractable glass wall closed. (above)|
|The exterior – the house is raised so that the view is of the ocean and not just sand dunes…on the bottom level there is a pool and patio. (above)|
|This pebble wall bath is actually inside the master bedroom but it has a retractable glass ceiling. (above)|
What do you think? Too modern? Or just right? Could you ever see yourself living in a high tech modern house like this? What if someone gave it to you? Would you say yay or nay?
I’m on the fence about living in it day to day…but I do think it is AMAZING and I certainly would love to visit for a few months every year! 🙂
P.S. Thank you to Cassandra over at Coco + Kelley blog for featuring a COCOCOZY Gate Throw in navy yesterday as one of her sick day must haves – a stylish cotton throw to wrap up in even when you are feeling a little under the weather! Hope you feel better Cass.
P.P.S. Best of friend AM and JE are still in town staying at my house…was at work yesterday until about 9:30p though so just saw them for a bit last night. They are so cute. It is fun coming home to my best of friend an her family. The kiddies are so darling. Anyhooo…when I got home, AM told me all about how she and her family had just visited a friend of hers who lives here in Los Angeles. Said friend of AM apparently has a fabulous several thousand square foot house in the Pacific Palisades. While Anne giving me a home tour recap of this magnificent house she had just been to, I think I heard her husband say, “Yah and their master suite is as big as Coco’s entire house”! Hmmm….
Photos: New York Magazine
7 responses to “A HOME WHERE THE SKY IS THE LIMIT!”
Clean lines with open air views.
No matter what one’s design preference, this clearly is an architectural feat. Just beautiful!
Well while I wouldn’t want to live in this apartment, it would be nice every now and then. You can’t deny that the view is amazing! 🙂
Wonderful and Marvelous
Wait, to shower outside like that is pretty freaking cool to me, i love it, but as long as it’s not too high up. I personally love houses like this, and i’d totally live in a place like this.
That shower is incredible, to think it is actually indoors is amazing.
I’ve never seen shower outlets like those so well sited in terms of scale. Stunning!
Just finished our poolhouse! Backyard Rooms installed it in just a few days! Love it, Should have done it sooner.
re:comment ‘master suite is as big as coco’s entire house’ that makes NO difference! i’ve always lived in cute, small, quaint, cozy bungalows & apartments in hollywood and santa monica. and we recently bought a HUGE house overlooking the ocean and i can tell you…it isn’t any better, warmer, funner, cozier! it’s actually harder to make it warm & inviting. i love my new home and i miss my tinier spaces. my belief is: enjoy whatever size home i have and open it up to my loved ones, it’s the feeling that’s memorable & important not the money or size of the home. xoxo, annette