Alara at Altair—Ariel Elite
Architect/Designer | Bassenian Lagoni
Builder | Toll Brothers
Landscape Architect/Designer | LandCreative
Interior Designer | CDC Designs
Photographer | Chris Mayer Photography
The contemporary home creates a luxurious impression at the street. A mix of materials creates an interplay between light and dark. Movement in the massing highlights the entry and creates privacy by stepping the second-floor outdoor deck back from the street. Extended overhangs shade the second-floor windows from the sun.
Inside, the sculptural front door opens to an impressive, glass-railed staircase overlooking a long gallery below. Soaring volume creates dramatic appeal at the entry and opens the home to the views of the rear yard beyond. Varying ceiling heights define the dining area from the great room, while both have a seamless extension to the outdoor living rooms.
A thoroughly modern kitchen with a backlit drop ceiling and oversized island features a glass-enclosed, view-through wine storage area. The dining alcove is an intimate gathering space that is supersized when opened to the outdoors. On the second floor, glass continues to create a spacious luxurious feel in the master suite. The indoor/outdoor loft space is a private retreat to watch the game, play video games, and escape the day-to-day.