This is a mountain home that epitomizes the eternal allure of quality log craft and why it is such an essential feature of unforgettable hypnotic cabin retreats. And adding to this charm are custom details such as the wine cellar unique staircase and cool kitchen cabinets and the bunkhouse that turn the into a one-of-a-kind escape.
But the in Victoria designed by Schulberg Demkiw Architects finds that lovely balance between both elements perfectly as light wells and small garden features are used cleverly to usher in ample light even as a perforated timber screen keeps away prying eyes.
The exterior of the house is clad in white and gray with the painted front door adding a dash of color and excitement to the visual with its blue beauty. Standing seam metal and stucco were used predominantly to craft the edifice and one can easily see their presence even from a distance.
One of the biggest misconceptions with ‘green design’ is that one needs to put in plenty of effort completely overhaul their home and rely on fancy gadgets and cutting-edge technology to do their part in making the planet a cleaner and safer place.
While the exterior has a more edgy and industrial appeal the interior is draped in white and muted colors to give it a more modern vibe. It is the ground floor that contains the living spaces while the top floor contains the bedrooms bathrooms guest room and a stress-free home office. The extensive use of wood links the exterior and the interior aesthetically creating a cozy functional family home.
But the resident of a landscape architect and physics professor wanted a contemporary home where the connectivity with the outdoors was an essential component and this led to the unique design of this Vancouver home that thrives on unassuming style and simplicity! Designed by Measured Architecture this modern-minimal hub is defined by clean straight lines and a neutral color scheme.
The new pavilion sits next to an older counterpart that has been revamped to house a fabulous spa zone while the more traditional home in the backdrop was slightly tweaked to fit into the more modern narrative. With a fair-faced concrete structure timber-clad interior and elegant walkways all around this chic and relaxing hub is the new nerve center of the house.