There’s a wonderful sense of natural beauty in the way the House on a Ravine seems to grow right out of the surroundings.
A lower level of rough cut limestone blends artfully into smooth, stucco walls transposed by rich mahogany vertical elements, creating a unique house that’s meant for capturing the beauty of the surrounding conservation area.
Architect Munge Leung combined soft shades of grey found in the limestone and various natural hardwoods to compliment the modern décor. The modern home design by Taylor Smith Architects includes a wealth of textures, including polished wood, stone, glossy plastics, and sand-blasted glass. The interior is kept light and airy with interior walls that stop short of the ceiling to let natural light through. A floating mahogany staircase completes the illusion.
The dining room is the star of the show, with floor to ceiling windows that open on to a generous stone patio overlooking the pave patio and terraced flower beds that capitalize on the surrounding conservation area’s natural beauty.