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.
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!
Wooden surfaces a dining table and decor bring some much needed warmth to the interior while smart lighting accentuates this visual beauty. A tranquil bedroom that borrows from the color palette of the living area and a small bathroom complete what is a truly refined and relaxing modern home.
The interior matches the exterior both in comfort and extravagance as each architectural detail was carefully placed to meet the specific needs of the homeowners. The master bedroom and bathroom have a serene pleasing ambiance with a rainforest tree in the middle of it all!
Stone cottages are great at keeping heat in during the winter (stone is naturally insulating) and cool in during the summer so they are ideal for places with a varying climate. As long as they are kept up and repaired they can last for centuries.
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.
Solar panels a fish pond and plenty of natural greenery add to the green credentials of the home while the banquette-style dining area flows into the garden outside. Colorful accents warm wooden surfaces accent brick walls and understated decor add to the beauty and brilliance of the home.