The section of the house with the tallest pitched roof holds the living area kitchen and dining space in an open neutral setting. The second section with the shorter pitched room contains the bedrooms and the bathroom while the final third unit houses the mechanical equipment.
The delineation of space is clear and yet a common style and color scheme links the entire home. White is the color of choice inside with a dark black band and wooden trims providing the visual accents.
Designed by Salmela Architect the house is a perfect blend of the traditional and the contemporary with a lovely barn-inspired form holding breezy modern spaces inside. The exterior draped in wood and metal steals the show instantly even as the three pitched roofs give it a silhouette that you simply cannot miss.
In the bedrooms partitions that can be tucked away when not in use help create privacy whenever necessary while pullout beds and bunk beds maximize the available square footage.
Metal glass wood and stone shape much of the grand residence with a flood of natural light illuminating it during daytime. Warm artificial lighting takes over after sunset and gives the home an entirely different visual appeal.
Native plant species shape the exterior of this beautiful home and also make a big splash visually indoors. A wide selection of potted plants on the upper level balcony greenery around the deck outside the living area and the ever-present creepers create an atmosphere of serenity.
The backyard reading retreat is a deceivingly simple name for this shed-styled backyard addition that has it all! Homeowners can enjoy a fun and rejuvenating evening here get away from the mundane and also turn the space into a party zone when needed.
An important objective of the project was to preserve its historic past even while giving the interior a much needed upgrade. This was done by using wood from the latter alterations to give surfaces a weathered look even as modern kitchen cabinets smart blue alcove doors in the bedroom and other contemporary additions make their presence felt.