Not everyone is happy with changing a stunning old church into a trendy modern home. Some architects take this a step further by using the expansive and inspiring interiors of an old church as the background for an enthralling bookstore. The Selexyz Dominicanen Bookstore in Netherlands was conjured up and created by Merkx+Girod Architecten as a majestic Gothic church found a new lease on life.
It was in 1967 that the ingenious designer took up the challenge of designing a gorgeous prefab under which many deemed simply impossible at the time. The result is the fabulous that has served the family as an amazing summer retreat for well over four decades now!
With the holiday season knocking around the corner Biarritz will once again play host to visitors from across the globe. And the beautiful Villa Oasis offers the perfect retreat that allows you to explore the region while you are wrapped in a world of luxury that draws inspiration from rustic French style.
The carefully concealed entrance to the home meanders through a path of greenery and leads you into a spacious reception area. An open-plan living space dining area and kitchen are housed on the ground floor while the private quarters are located on the top level.
While the backyard is a showstopper with its large pool an expansive deck area and a private glass pavilion complete with a Jacuzzi it is the transition of this space leading into the interior that truly deserves a mention. Sliding glass walls separate the outdoor dining area and kitchen from the pool deck even as they form the link between the interior and the pool area.