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.
The idea was to design a new structure that reminded the family of the previous cottage while giving it a stylish modern makeover. The remote location of the lot along with a desire to minimize the environmental impact caused by the construction of a new cottage resulted in a structure which was largely crafted off-site.
Located on a quiet and private 2-acre oceanfront property this cabin-style getaway offers you a secluded haven that combines modern-day luxury with unadulterated natural charm. The landscape around the retreat is filled with stone pathways and curated walkways that allow you to explore the sights and sounds outside even as the cabin itself welcomes you with its unassuming charm.
It is interesting to see how the majority of homeowners in recent times are opting for smart renovations instead of completely replacing old homes with grand new structures. Located in Canada the takes a similar sustainable and innovative path as architects from Boom Town transformed an aging house into a lovely modern residence. Yet one can see a wonderful blend of the old and the new inside the revamped home as warm wooden surfaces metallic accents and the exquisite use of exposed concrete walls gives the private home a relaxed.
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.
Another feature of the home is the way in which black is used throughout to give the small rooms a sophisticated look. A stylish dining room with a captivating backdrop bedrooms that offer a view of the lovely Grand Canal through their framed windows a walk-in closet a small home office and a modern bathroom follow the color scheme and design template set by the living area. Moving away from the mundane and capturing the spirit of Venice and its rich past to perfection is truly one-of-a-kind!
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!