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For a shopper needing a “modern mansion” that offered an “casual way of life on a grand scale,” Nico van der Meulen’s design presents hovering volumes and excessive fashion. The residence features a small formal lounge with intimate conversational area, an open-plan household room, eating area for 20, and smaller breakfast room. Also a part of this area are a kitchen with pantry; stroll-in coolers; a lanai, bar, and indoor/outside pool; and a fitness center, billiards room, and residential cinema. Smaller youngsters are taken care of with a splash pool, plus a playroom subsequent to the kitchen, and ending off this “grand scale” is parking area for 14 automobiles plus a employees cottage. From a water function at its core, the home spreads out in a horseshoe, with frameless glass folding doorways from eating room to atrium, household room, lanai, and fitness center.

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Amazingly sufficient, with six suites, employees cottage, and indoor/outside dwelling as a continuing, local weather management is not any drawback. The staircase sits over a photo voltaic-heated pond that, along with the indoor pool and warmth storage tanks, helps maintain the inside of the house at a continuing temperature all winter. Clever use of exterior beams retains the interiors of the main bedroom open, with out the necessity for nook helps…however that’s only a technical option to clarify an inside that’s ethereal, flowing, and lavish. Suites have privateness and seclusion with out feeling “reduce off” from the rest of the house, and entry between areas is easy. It’s protected to say that on this gleaming Glass House, the shoppers ticked off each merchandise on their want listing for a house to dream of, because of Nico van der Meulen.

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