Part of a gated community the house has a smart entrance with ample parking space and its street façade showcases a glimpse of its exclusive design that combines metal glass wood and concrete. Step inside and one comes across two individual buildings where one is perpendicular to the other creating a private sheltered family zone.
Moving away from the mundane and reversing the traditional floor plan in Belgium offers a great balance between a unique underground home and a pleasant dwelling with a view of the world around it.
The use of stainless steel clips was a masterstroke that helps the architects to use the cedar boards without having to worry about damage over time due to seasonal expansion and contraction of wood.
The elevated position of the ski chalet not only ensures that those inside get the best possible views it also leaves enough space underneath for spring and winter run-off. A lovely bridge leads to the main level of this retreat which contains the open plan living space along with the kitchen and the dining area. With a 27-foot long bay window and window seat a ceiling clad in western red cedar and a cozy ambiance the interior seems as modern as it is inviting.
Giving those old dark and dreary homes a modern facelift using a rear extension is arguably the most popular way to revitalize classic homes without disturbing their street façade too much.
It is barely a surprise then that eco-conscious and style-savvy homeowners are increasingly turning to additions and extensions to give their old period homes a rejuvenating contemporary appeal.
The structure of seems to be inspired by the petals of a flower as its four distinct wings spread out in different directions making the most of the available space. This also creates a spacious central zone with a sculptural staircase connecting the front and the back wings of the home nestled on split levels.