Set on a mountainside overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the Rainforest House manages to blend into the surroundings despite it monolithic, rectangular design. Its layout is the reverse of many traditional homes, with a deck, children's play area, and utilities on the ground floor, six bedrooms on the next level up, including five with their own decks, and a glass-walled top floor that holds the living room and kitchen inside, with an infinity pool, firepit, hot tub, and sauna in the social outdoor spaces. The building is primarily constructed from exposed concrete and wood, the latter adding warmth to an otherwise modern affair.
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Summertime is grilling season. When the weather isn't ideal, take the barbecue inside with the Philips Smokeless Infrared Indoor Grill. Using infrared technology, the grill heats to a consistent temperature perfect for searing. Reflectors keep the heat at the center, leaving the grease trap cool to keep smoke to a minimum. With a six-minute prep-time, non-stick grid, and detachable, dish washer safe parts, your outdoor model may be seeing a little less action.
We all rely on Wi-Fi for our Internet needs. Unfortunately, that normally means relying on a single router tucked away somewhere next to the torch-like lights of your modem. The new Plume Wi-Fi System does away with this paradigm completely, using a series of tiny Pods scattered throughout your house to ensure coverage, and shifting the routing duties to the cloud. As a result, it's able to respond to varying demands and conditions, optimizing the network in real-time to deliver maximum performance. They don't look too bad, either, in champagne, silver, or black, so unlike that old router, you don't need to hide these behind your desk.