The allure of life in New York City can quickly wear off as you spend long hours running with the clock almost endlessly. Despite its iconic skyline glittering night life and exclusive lifestyle there comes a time when the city’s resident wishes to move away from the constant rush and enjoy a few peaceful moments.
‘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.
Offering an upstate New York refuge that is much more than just eye-candy each of the homes is filled with planet-friendly features that make them a great choice for the eco-conscious homeowner. Passive solar design is coupled with smart placement of each home to ensure that the surrounding landscape is impacted in the most minimal way possible.
The smart extension with the glazed roof also features a roof section that holds an edible garden. Giving the structure green credentials even while keeping the ambiance inside cool and pleasant the roof garden offers multiple array of benefits.
The coastal escape sits on a thin strip of land on Broad Cove Marsh Road Cape Breton Island Nova Scotia and it is the landscape that defines its form and the materials used. A metallic frame provides the bones for the house with custom millwork creating a warm and cozy interior that seems to visually extend outside.
The new house replaces a more modest dwelling and it is a series of wooden decks and walkways that allow it to combine effortlessly with the green landscape outside. With a living area that feels more like an open lounge connecting the adult and the kids’ wings life at this cheerful Israeli home is all about spending as much time outside as possible.
The mezzanine level also features a teen retreat as personal spaces are cleverly delineated from social zones even while natural light flows through unhindered. With a modern industrial vibe and adaptive design that is also planet-friendly this suburban home is indeed a visual treat!