The interior of the home seems to be connected with the garden outside at every turn and the smart courtyard with a freestanding bathtub separates the public and private space while ushering in plenty of natural light. With a narrow structure the home concentrates on passive heating and cooling techniques to reduce its energy bills.
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.
The extension not only increases the living area of the home it also brings in ample natural light while leaving the existing heritage structure and the street elevation untouched. Requiring minimal maintenance and blurring the line between the interior and the backyard this indeed is an extension that makes the life of the homeowner easier and a lot more fun.
A sleek kitchen workstation in the corner a central island wrapped in wood and a small breakfast zone fit perfectly into this newly added zone. Open floating shelves along with closed cabinets stripped-down industrial-style lighting and some indoor greenery complete the quirky ingenious setting with plenty of personality.
The classy extension for the private home uses a structure that borrows heavily from industrial elements while wrapping them in a cheerful trendy cloak. Metal and glass shape the exterior and the roof of the structure filling the interior with ample natural light.