The Casa Cachalotes is a residence with two-story house plans for family project initiated by Oscar Gonzales, located on the suburban area of Lima, Peru. The home has a strong influence of modern life, intended to bring comfortable feeling to the owner while taking outdoor life to the inside. It is achieved through this two-story house, emphasizing the joyfulness, transparency, and open plan to the design. Designed for family, the joyful is the main goal of this house, which the architect managed to achieve with various unique designs intended to bring outdoor to the inside.
The house has a compact structure atypical of two-story house plans, but fulfilled by crafted of long rectangular shape as the sign of contemporary style. The white painting is contrasted with dim light in the inside, giving a classy and elegant feeling to the house. It makes a shape of an L, framing the backyard as the beautiful place for children to play. Right in the backyard is a wonderful swimming pool, giving a wonderful place to play with the whole family, make this home for family design suitable for those who have active children and you can spend your time playing with them.
The main social area is right on the terrace/living room, which is a big and high-ceiling area contains the sofa and any other entertainment feature. The ceiling is designed in transparent roof, together with the large floor-to-ceiling window inviting the natural light to come inside and light up the whole room. There is also a small garden right in the center of the building, bring the freshness to the most inner area of this residence. At the end, the owner can feel the fresh air right in the building itself without needed to go outside.
The result of this unique play of outdoor/indoor arrangement is a breezy room with fresh air in its entire corner. It is a good example about the two-story house plans for family, making this home for family plan suitable for every people who want to have a fun shelter with their family.