A stone fireplace becomes the focal point of the living zone while it is natural timber sourced locally that dominates the bedroom scenery. Each room flows into the next seamlessly and the lovely rustic flair is maintained by keeping things simple and true to the local architectural principles. A splendid mountain home that is an absolute showstopper!
The rear face of the house has a similar style and finish with the lower level kitchen and dining area extending into the large wooden deck outside. This becomes a hip and spacious family zone that is perfect for hosting friends and family over weekends and holidays.
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.
It is this lower level that offers additional living spaces a home theater gym and other service zones while the top level contains the living area kitchen and dining room in one wing and the bedrooms in another. These two rectangular blocks are connected by a common roof that creates a lovely overhang for the walkways and outdoor sitting spaces around the house.
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.
Achieving that elusive balance between privacy and a sense of spaciousness and freedom is a tough task indeed when designing a home in an urban setting. Often one residence starts where the other ends and privacy means closing off the home to natural light and ventilation as well.
A rustic mountain cabin that showcases the very best in terms of local architecture this exquisite getaway combines modernity with timeless design to bring the best of both worlds. With majestic mountains in the backdrop this retreat clad largely in stone and timber creates a picture-perfect setting for a dream vacation!