But step inside and you will notice how a polished concrete floor and large windows add to this picture of contemporary minimalism at its refined best. Décor also blends in with this air of sleek sophistication as posters and artwork add a pinch of color to the living area.
The interior of the spacious home has a light and cheerful ambiance with pops of color added to the living space using the vivacious yellow Togo Sofa. Color is otherwise kept to a minimum with white and gray dominating the backdrop in every room.
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.
While most architects would view this as a major hindrance to the design of a new home the innovative folks at Refresh* used it to their advantage by placing the bedrooms and master suite on the lower level of the sparkling new residence.
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.
But this ingenious Swedish family home has another surprise in store as a hidden basement level connected with the top two floors using a spiral staircase expands the living area and creates a cozy private family zone.
Timber and stone are pretty much all you will find here (an obvious welcome change from the concrete and polished surfaces that surround us constantly) and custom lighting solutions add to the dreamy soothing ambiance. Sitting on a lot that makes the most of the mesmerizing views on offer every room here seems like a portal into the untouched landscape of.