It is the top level that holds the bedrooms the nursery and the guest room along with the bathrooms. Responding to the needs of the landscape in which it sits and showcasing eco-sensitive style this is a home that delights in more ways than one!
Nestled on a hillside lot and offering a view of the distant Atlantic the designed by Charles Rose Architects is more contemporary than rustic. Despite this clearly modern edge the elegant residence aims to be as ‘organic’ as possible with a cedar shiplap exterior and a smart green roof.
Everything inside this multi-level vertical house overlooking the Saigon River veers away from the mundane to blend a healthy dose of rustic finishes with modern comfort in an elegant manner.
Viewed from the street the novel extension is almost invisible and it only becomes a part of the home’s visual once you step in. This was an essential component of the overall design as it kept the historic appeal of the house unaltered while the extension with glass walls and large floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors brought in ample natural ventilation.
Turning this dream into a beautiful reality for a modern Canadian family is the striking Val des Monts cottage nestled in the picturesque Gatineau hills. With a cantilevered structure that offers breathtaking views of the lake next to it and the surrounding forest landscape the dreamy family cottage designed by Christopher Simmonds Architect Inc. combines rustic scenery with warm modernism.
Exposed brick wall sections in various rooms also add to the appeal of an otherwise contemporary setting with the lower level containing the living area and the top floor housing the bedrooms along with the kitchen and dining space.
A refreshing change of pace the home in California presents a curated blend of minimalist design nature-inspired elements and a balance between warm earthy hues and a neutral backdrop.