The individual components of the cottage were then assembled on the lot using helical piles and beams to shape a fabulous serene cottage that captured the beauty of an old timber-frame cottage while showcasing the beauty and versatility of Cross Laminated Timber (CLT).
Yet there is a wonderful twist in the tale as the architects added an oak-lined curvy structure that steals the show and gives the residence a touch of playful charm. It’s no wonder then that it is dubbed the
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!
Leading the way from the master bedroom to the private study above is a custom spiral staircase that almost seems like a giant cage with steps concealed within! The kids’ bedrooms also delights with splashes of pink in the girl’s room and a more teenage-centric design in the boy’s bedroom. A captivating escape that moves away from the mundane!
While there is no dearth of natural light inside this luxurious home the truly comes alive after sunset as dazzling artificial lighting takes over to highlight specific architectural features in style. The lower level of the house contains the public zones while the top floor contains the bedrooms and the bathrooms.
A relaxing lakeside retreat in the woods that lets you escape the mundane city life and its constant rush is an absolute dream indeed. Located in Canada the Cross-Laminated-Timber Cottage was designed by Kariouk Associates to replace an old dreary cottage that already occupied the lot.
Custom wall art on the walls coupled with impressive lighting immediately grabs your attention while subtle touches of blue and turquoise add to the ocean-inspired interior. A grand social zone filled with dining space that showcases a checkered floor in black and white and a sleek modern kitchen extend the lower-level living space.