With a steel framework on the outside beautiful lighting and a captivating design that gives the home room to evolve down the line this definitely is a transformation that moves away from the mundane. Yet the Cut Paw Paw Residence accomplishes all this without sacrificing functionality or energy-efficiency at any point…
Tall pivoting glass doors connect the living area with the courtyard outside and the pool area is also accessible from the dining zone and the lovely kitchen. One again it is the L-shaped design of the house that allows it to create a flowing interaction between the indoor and outdoor areas.
The open plan living area features the living space kitchen and a minimal dining room while a sitting zone is separated from them using sliding glass partitions. The clever use of wall art accentuates the color scheme elegantly and aesthetic lighting fixtures double as sculptural additions.
If you grew up reading—and being read—fairy tales you might see stone cottages as romantic hideaways or cozy spots to keep warm or as warm defenses against cold nights (or maybe a combination of all three).
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.
Thanks to smart design and proper planning the entire shell of the cottage was put together in a mere two days and the interior was left largely unembellished to bring out the elegance of raw wooden surfaces. There is an innate minimal yet rustic appeal about the design which includes the clever addition of modern comforts.
A lap pool with generous deck space and a social zone making up the courtyard are connected with the living area kitchen and dining space on the lower level through large sliding glass doors. The generous deck is also accessible from the master bedroom on the top floor as a cantilevered walnut timber staircase connects both levels.