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.
Wooden slats and boards are used through the house to give each section of the interior a cozy visual even while delineating space in an effective manner. Unlike many other homes where pops of bright color breaks up the monochromatic look wall art and décor inside this Canadian house also embraces the white light gray and woodsy theme!
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.
‘Lightness’ was the keyword during both the planning and execution phase as prefab Structurally Insulated Panels (SIPs) and metallic frame that relied on tension for stability helped pull off a sustainable and mesmerizing retreat.
Space seems to be hardly an issue at this warehouse conversion as the open living area on the lower level leads to an equally large kitchen and dining zone. Wood brings warmth to this setting even as a smart stairway leads to the top level with its own sitting / family area bedrooms and bathrooms. But it is the terrace that truly steals the spotlight at this Aussie house as its lush green setting beautiful lighting and alfresco dining encourage homeowners to spend more time outside than indoors.
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!
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.