This does away with the hassle of a long daily commute and the ensuing carbon emissions as well! Sounds all too simple but it is these simple changes that the designer duo focused on while chalking up the plans for this ergonomic makeover.
Connecting with nature is definitely the theme at this picturesque getaway nestled in the lovely town of Wyoming. Designed by Hoyt – CTA Architects to reflect the rustic lifestyle of the region and the spectacular landscape that surrounds the lot it is the outdoors that quickly ends up becoming the showstopper at this awesome holiday home.
Sculptural additions on the wall and striking rugs also make their presence felt in both the living area and the dining room. It is ‘Dancing Partners’ on the wall by Robert Longo that holds your attention in the dining room that is effortlessly connected with the outdoor living area.
It is the top floor that houses the living area kitchen dining room study and a powder room with the entire level overlooking the rest of the garden area thanks to the use of sweeping floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Much of the interior uses a neutral color scheme with white and lighter tones of gray shaping the backdrop as one sees a clear contemporary-minimal style hold sway.
Designing a stylish contemporary home as an infill structure that sits behind an existing house is hard enough as it is. But in the case of Refresh* Architecture also had to face the added challenge of working with a site that had as much as 6 meters of inclination.
But the fabulous in crafted by Mark+Vivi showcases the true meaning of the word ‘sustainable’ as it turns a 1920s tire shop into a modern live/work studio that also serves as an exhibition gallery for creative local contemporary art and architecture!
The ground floor surrounded by floor-to-ceiling glass walls and sliding glass doors houses the open plan living area kitchen dining room and a lovely home library while the top timber-wrapped structure contains three bedrooms bathrooms and a smart sitting area.