The house has got a texture of pre-enlightenment period but with all modern facilities. The renovated building was inaugurated in 2010. The soul of the old house has been kept intact with its historical aperture dimensions and proportions untouched. Interior walls are supra-smooth and could reflect light well. This helps save power bill significantly and interiors looks awesome under modern illumination.
Spread over an area of more than 17000 sq ft this residence is more like a palace. Carlos Prio-Touzet and Jacqueline Gonzalez of Touzet Studio are the designers who conceptualized its architecture and the project was completed in October 2008.
Supported by a steel and concrete skin the interior volumes containing the living and resting spaces can be rearranged by adding or removing rooms. By using locally sourced lark timber to dress up the facade the architects embedded the modern architecture into the surrounding landscape.
Since it is housed in a crowded town availability of space was a major constraint. Within the limited space the designers have marvelously managed to erect this wonderful building. They used every technology which would enable them to mask the possible difficulties of limited space.
Just outside the bedroom the swimming pool invites dwellers for a swim from the first morning sun ray and can be used all year round thanks to solar collectors on the roof which heat the water constantly. Sounds pretty much like a vacation retreat right?
Designed to meet the needs of one family the western half of the duplex displays a floor plan made out of many rooms. A circular staircase joins the levels in this side.
The residence ensures a comfy stay to its residents and believes that privacy is an inevitable part of luxury. Unlike a conventional modern residence it offers extra calm and tranquility. Do you like the Nettleton 199’s design?