Finding space on a lush green lot in Puget Sound that is filled with mature Douglas fir and cedar trees the is truly special both in terms of its design and eco-friendly intent. The cabin was crafted by zeroplus to ensure that its structure is as non-invasive as possible and even the existing root system under the house is left undisturbed after construction.
Step inside and the picture changes dramatically with marble finishes and custom millwork creating an air of opulence interlaced with tranquility. An open plan living on the lower level is connected with the spacious kitchen dining area and a sitting room / sunroom that flows into the courtyard outside.
There is something undeniably charming and magnetic about a rugged coastline a precarious cliff overlooking the ocean and the vast blue beyond. It is precisely in one such mesmerizing setting that sits in. Designed to make the most of the captivating ocean views on offer even while braving the rough weather and prying eyes this beautiful getaway was built by Omar Gandhi Architect for a married couple from Toronto.
Sustainable forest management practices are also employed to preserve the original foliage of the Catskills and to integrate the modern cabins with the greenery around them. Locally sourced wood and stone add to the green credentials of each of these 26 homes while high-efficiency heating systems and top-notch insulation cut down on power bills.
Linking the living area kitchen and dining along with additional bedrooms on one side with the master suite deck and reading room on the other the glassy lounge provides the perfect transition zone between public and private spaces. Allowing the homeowners to enjoy the outdoors even on a hot summer day filtered sunlight and ever-changing shadows alter the visual appeal of the extension throughout the day.
The synergy between nature and man-made structure here is truly captivating as the cabin seems like an extension of the landscape. A small pathway connects the cabin with the parking lot at a distance that sits on an already disturbed site to minimize environmental further.
On the inside concrete is coupled with warm wooden tones to present a balance of various textures even as sliding glass walls and floor-to-ceiling glass windows complete a contemporary setting. Despite the unassuming color palette the use of various finishes along with a strong presence of natural greenery gives the house a relaxing modern vibe.