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.
Some build love nests and others build love islands. All love boat jokes aside married couple Wayne Adams and Catherine King began constructing Freedom Cove their incredible oasis on the water back in 1992 and they’ve been adding to it ever since. Now the couple-made island off of the coast of Vancouver Island comprises a whopping 12 mini platforms with all sorts of amenities from an art gallery to a greenhouse and even a dance floor!
With a curvaceous silhouette reminiscent of a sail Steeltec37’s modular Aqua Floathome brings a distinct nautical vibe to Germany’s Lusatian Lake District. But don’t mistake it for a rusty dinghy. The metal and glass abode offers up the latest in lake-top luxury with sleek finishes and top-of-the-line modern furnishings.
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.
Transcendent lighting the sight of cool hammock-laced hangouts floating on the lake just a few steps away and the curated pool deck with an outdoor lounge add to the appeal of the pool house. Without a semblance of a doubt it is the magical backdrop that turns this sensible and stylish kiosk into a memorable masterpiece!
When it comes to providing backdrops ranging from the serene to the stunning few cities come close to the charm of lovely. Located in one of its heritage suburbs the Residence combines a hint of colonial vibe with a breezy industrial palette and plenty of contemporary comfort.
The two materials present a lovely contrast visually while bringing a touch of rustic beauty to an otherwise elegant modern residence. The two distinct wings form an L-shaped structure that is completely closed towards the street and opens up in an unabated fashion towards the rear using large sliding glass doors.