On the outside the old brick wall of the house was improved and given a white sheen and this keeps away prying eyes. Added to its stoic presence are creepers and natural vegetation that are easy to maintain and will sustain the change of seasons.
Designed by Paul Bernier Architecte the vacation house also has a green roof that come alive during warmer months. It is the green roof of the cottage along with its black form that instantly grabs your attention while the interior embraces a minimal modern color scheme in black and white.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.