It is louvered screens and smart overhangs used around the house that keep away summer heat while allowing winter warmth to enter inside in an unhindered fashion. It is the picturesque scenery outside that puts the final touches on a house that is connected with the landscape at all times.
Designed for a modern family a weekend home the mountain retreat has a dark cedar clad exterior that allows it to standout visually during the cold winter months. Natural gradient of the lot is something the home uses to its advantage even as its contemporary silhouette leaves one charmed.
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.
The kitchen makes up in storage and style what it lacks in vertical space when compared to the more open living area. It is white and wood that hold sway here with brilliantly used glass frames bringing light into different areas of the house.
A relaxing backyard that offers a tranquil refuge amidst the urban rush that surrounds us is a refuge that we all seek. But few among us actually have the privilege of enjoying such a serene escape.
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 transformation is neither drastic nor revolutionary. It is smart sensible and incorporates the rich past of the house into its present form – the reason why this cabin seems so very special!
A neutral color scheme modern finishes and sliding glass doors bring an air of modernity to a home that feels like a green comfortable oasis which leaves you surprised at every turn!