Transforming an unruly and wild backyard into a sensational and polished hangout that also comes with a spacious deck firepit and sauna Board & Vellum Architecture and Design altered this modern dramatically. The homeowners wanted to turn their backyard covered with vegetation into a that could also host friends and family when needed.
The iconic Redwood Forests of California provide a stunning backdrop to several holiday homes and cabins scattered across its vast expanse. Bringing together this charming wilderness with a sense of timelessness and modern comfort is the that has been redesigned by Framestudio to host a family of six with ease.
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 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.
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.
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.
On the outside one finds a shower area along with a sauna and a firepit and this space feels like a natural extension of the interior. With the neighboring home containing a tree designated as an ‘exceptional tree’ by the city the architects took all the care in the world to ensure the structure did it absolutely no damage whatsoever. A perfect escape if there ever was one!
Then there are others (quickly becoming a majority) who want a home that feels much more inviting has a personality of its own and is draped in natural goodness. For those out there who feel such a house in the urban landscape is an impossibility shows a refreshing and green way forward. Nature and vegetation come firs at this Argentine home designed by Tovo Sarmiento Arquitectos.