Reclaimed wood is used throughout the home to minimize wastage of materials and the cozy home also keeps its carbon footprint to a bare minimum. From an aesthetic viewpoint the exquisite blend of textures unassuming décor and the woodsy charm of rustic style give this transformed barn home an inviting and curated ambiance.
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.
Décor is kept simple and unassuming and color is kept to a minimum since the existing brick walls and dark framed glass windows add plenty of character to the setting. Set in the heart of Fitzroy this warehouse conversion showcases interiors that are bold classy and a fusion of several fascinating design elements – a unique retreat for the modern urban family.
While the cedar section contains the guest rooms and the courtyards the structure clad in stone holds the living areas and a unique art collection. Combining the essence of the panoramic rustic scenery around it with a distinct contemporary vibe this charming residence offers the best of both worlds!
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!
Located in this classy house has a U-shaped design and a smart floor plan that turns the serene courtyard into an absolute showstopper! Nestled on a the spacious home mixes contemporary style with elegant décor and clever indoor-outdoor interplay to blur the lines between the interior and the landscape outside. Large glass doors connect the living area the master bedroom and additional spaces to the courtyard. The central wing contains the living space kitchen and dining room while the master suite and additional bedrooms flank it on both sides.
The undulating terrain of the plot meant that Felipe Bueno & Alexandre Bueno had to create a lower wing that contained the laundry cellar and garage while providing the top level with a base at uniform height. A green wall that took shape in the garden outside flows into the living room as well and brings along with it both natural freshness and ventilation.