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).
Located in this cool contemporary family loft underwent a similar transformation as architects from ZeroEnergy Design turned the once dull and outdated space into a cheerful and ergonomic residence for a growing family.
The classic stone cottage is a simple structure; but it can be dark inside. Updating a small space with natural light can make all the difference and won’t affect the basic structure. The highlands of Scotland are home to many stone cottages and lodges; many are still used as primary residences today while others are available for short stays like Tigh Phadraig in the Elgol region.
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.
Unleashing a world of brilliant textures engaging style and loads of opulence the gorgeous Residence in Alphaville Londrina draws you in almost instantly. Designed by Spagnuolo Architecture the beautiful contemporary home adopts an L-shaped design to not only create a fabulous private courtyard that is complete with a spacious deck area and pool but also to tap into passive heating and cooling techniques.
Here the local grasses and ivies beautifully combine with the stone architecture and make a large building seem cozier: This -style room shows what is possible when you think modern with a traditional cottage (here they’ve simply taken out the attic floor of a traditional cottage to give the space a cathedral ceiling).
Filled with colorful contemporary artwork and an amazing collection of exciting accessories the beautiful home welcomes you into a world of color creativity and astonishment. The interior of the home stays true to its historic roots while adding several layers of delightful modern design on top!