As one of the oldest types of structures stone cottages are still popular today especially in places where there’s plenty of extra rock lying around. For instance in New England and the UK stones were used as a building material to get them out of farmers’ way as they plowed their fields.
The gorgeous home was designed by Fabio Fantolino and apart from black and white gray and brown make an appearance in every room. The living area features a plush couch in gray that stands out thanks to the all-white backdrop black side tables and a sleek entertainment unit in wood that barely makes its presence felt.
The intermediate level contains the living areas along with the outdoor kitchen and dining space that open towards the infinity pool and the outdoor deck. It is the lowest level of the house that holds the five adult bedrooms along with the kids’ bedroom and each one of them seems visually connected with the forest outside thanks to the large glass windows. allow the homeowners to switch between privacy and unabated views while the large glass pavilion above offers the perfect social zone all year long.
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.
Have you ever felt that the magic of your new home or renovated apartment wore off all too quickly and you were left searching for ways to recapture that excitement? The creative folks at Andrew Maynard Architects came up with an innovative new way to keep things fresh and unique as they turned an old boring structure in Australia into a truly one-of-a-kind modern home.
Many of us opt for a neural color palette in the living room or family area and decorate the bedroom and bathroom in more extravagant shades. Even in a neutral living room bright accents and lively decor have become all too common in recent times.
The home opens up completely towards the forest in the rear and a large private deck sitting area and mezzanine level welcome you gleefully. Moving away from the traditional design plan of the living area on the lowest level and private quarters on the top floor the takes the opposite approach.