The villa seems to blend intricate and unique details with an elegant modern style to offer a retreat that perfectly brings together form and functionality. Spread across several levels a large double-height entrance welcomes you here and leads toward the smart living area that seems to be inspired by coral reefs and the deep blue sea.
With a style of its own a unique backdrop that gives homes an industrial heritage and a history that has been filled with artistic brilliance district has a truly inimitable charm. Located in this neighborhood is the which combines a subtle industrial vibe with contemporary beauty and plenty of color to shape a bright and cheerful retreat.
According to the Examiner this Belgian cottage was turned into a B&B by adding the modern glass living room in the rear of the building. Architects Atelier d’Architecture Bruno and Partners “…introduced steel sheets into the existing structure to create a mezzanine floor; the aim then was to extend these sheets outdoors in order to create a living room enclosed solely in glass which opens out generously into the natural surrounding environment.”
The new floor plan of the renovated house focuses on blurring the line between both worlds and turning the large sundeck into a natural extension of the spacious living area. Sliding glass doors from the dining space lead to this large wooden deck and every area of the living space offers unabated views of the greenery outside.
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!
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.
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.