Taking what they term as a ‘deliberately incomplete’ approach to the overhaul the architects used sliding walls bi-fold doors decks and an exposed steel frame in the courtyard to shape an inside-out look. Audacious and intriguing the sure turns heads!
The orientation of the house and its smart design help keep it cool even on the hottest of days while the use of concrete labs and stone walls on the outside brings privacy to a structure that sits on a corner lot.
Not every cottage is tiny; this one has multiple chimneys indicating no fewer than 9 fireplaces—so you can enjoy a toasty fire almost anywhere. Other features like stone walls or in this case a bridge complement stone cottages and create harmony with the landscaping in some cases meaning that minimal attention needs to be paid to gardening.
While most modern homeowners tend to prefer a more gallery-style display for their curated art collection this is the case of using artwork to set the mood for a cheerful and eclectic home where every little detail surprises and enthralls you.
Again interiors in stone cottages can be unexpectedly modern; this staircase brings light and style in while keeping the traditional architecture intact. Which of today’s featured cottages is your favorite? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment below…
The interior of the home seems to be connected with the garden outside at every turn and the smart courtyard with a freestanding bathtub separates the public and private space while ushering in plenty of natural light. With a narrow structure the home concentrates on passive heating and cooling techniques to reduce its energy bills.
Intentionally designed by Auxau Atelier d’Architecture to keep both initial costs and maintenance to a minimum the nifty new addition adds a small breakfast zone and a sleek contemporary kitchen to the existing traditional home.