Utilizing a timber frame from a nineteenth-century barn and turning it into a modern home that can brave the chilly winters of the is a tough and tricky task indeed. But this is precisely what the ingenious folks from Kimberly Peck Architect accomplished as they gave shape to the environmentally conscious.
Concrete plays a pivotal role in shaping the house and giving it a refined industrial style even as a cedar-clad accent wall offers visual contrast and inviting warmth. A spiral staircase leads to the top level that holds the kids’ rooms on one side and the master suite on the other connected by a concrete and glass bridge.
With a breezy metallic structure and an interior that only uses unassuming colors like white black and gray the focus here remains firmly on the mesmerizing scenery that sets the tone for unending parties and a tranquil holiday atmosphere. Complete with a small living zone a kitchen and a dining area every aspect of the pool house aims to bring together contemporary comfort with the natural beauty of the lakeside escape.
And if none of these other homes float your boat how about designing a custom floating house of your own? Bravada Yachts specializes in crafting waterborne residences that marry luxurious finishes and amenities with the freedom of being able to take your home sailing on the seven seas. Check out all of their models here.
Sarah and Kimo Bertram’s admiral blue maritime home in Mission Creek San Francisco was designed by Robert Nebolon Architects and built by contractor Bart Elmer with many of the same kinds of covetable architectural elements you’d find on land. Despite its liquid foundation the house’s double-level main living space features large dramatic windows that allow homeowners to soak in those baby blue water views.