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).
Not every cottage is tiny; this one has multiple chimneys indicating no fewer than 9 fireplaces—so you can enjoy a toasty fire almost anywhere. Other features like stone walls or in this case a bridge complement stone cottages and create harmony with the landscaping in some cases meaning that minimal attention needs to be paid to gardening.
A modern extension in the rear seems to be one of the most popular ways of giving heritage homes a new lease on life and adding to their existing living space. This is precisely the approach that LSA Architects took in the case of this exquisite home in as they turned the backyard into a breezy and bustling social hub for the family.
The small living space and sitting area set the mood as the walls of the rooms are covered with amazing bright artwork that grabs your attention instantly. In fact you almost tend to overlook the presence of the unassuming decor and the existing wooden beams add a fascinating twist to the entire area.
A sleek staircase leads the way to the top floor that houses the private quarters which follow a similar color scheme and charm with ingenious textural beauty. Apart from the brilliant use of wood steel and concrete white is the color that dominates the overall setting with pops of green and yellow being used sparingly. A lovely backyard becomes an extension of the lower level living zone thanks to the use of sliding glass doors while a beautiful brick exterior stays true to the roots of the house.
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!
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.