A modern lounge that links two traditional heritage structures that are part of a beautiful home is hardly the place where one would expect to see something as Audacious as the. Designed by Damian Rogers Architecture the sculptural silhouette of this dashing lounge stands out instantly even as the street façade of the house is left largely undisturbed. The glazed roof with metallic edge brings the greenery around the spacious lounge and the outdoor deck inside even while keeping out the hot sun.
The old residence was not just poorly planned but was turned into a dark and cluttered space as subsequent renovations brought in greater number of internal partitions. Completely altering the floor plan of the lower level and adding an addition top floor along with an expansive wooden deck outside the charming makeover aims to bring modernity to the classic Aussie home.
The natural green landscape around the house becomes an integral part of the open living area with large glass windows completely opening up the interior visually. Yet the bedrooms are tucked away neatly to keep out the chill of winter nights and prying eyes.
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.
Design influences from the Far East have always found space in the western world with the likes of George Nelson and Isamu Noguchi wowing the world with their masterpieces. As the quest of the urban denizen to find tranquility and relaxation grows with each day decorating elements from the East are increasingly becoming more prominent.
It is the new top level that now holds three comfortable bedrooms with an ocean view along with bathrooms and other private areas. A front and rear balcony on this level allow the homeowners to take in the beautiful scenery outside.
When it comes to design each cabin seems to reflect a careful composition that contains hints of midcentury Scandinavian and modern styles. Large open living spaces walls of glass and surfaces draped in wood strike that perfect balance between coziness and cheerful modern charm. Large decks and relaxing pool areas complete these picture-perfect New York getaways that allow you to reconnect back with nature!