A home in ecological paradise does sound like an enticing option that offers a rare window into the amazing sights and sounds of the natural world. But building a home on the edge of Niagara escarpment – a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve – is not the easiest of tasks because of the many restrictions that come with such a sensitive site rich in flora and fauna.
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.
A layer of felt below these cedar boards also helps improve both the acoustics and insulation of the home as every room and architectural feature inside has been designed keeping in mind the overall flow of sound through the spacious residence. With a curated backyard a relaxing pool deck and a spa this inimitable New York dwelling tells you that not everything is always about aesthetics alone!
Designed by Takeru Shoji Architects the lower level of the house contains a fabulous Japanese-style room a spare room that can accommodate guests and a fabulous master bedroom along with a master bath that exudes an air of tranquility.
Nestled on the eastern shore of in the is one such masterpiece that blurs the line between the interior and outdoors without relying on a series of large glass doors and windows.
A relaxing courtyard pool and outdoor hangout flanked by two structures that allow you to switch between complete privacy and seamless connectivity with the outdoors – is a perfect example of a modern home crafted to meet the specific needs of its residents.
But that is not the end of surprises at this awesome Belgian home as a sloped green roof that seems like an extension of the garden landscape ensures that the structure completely blends in with its backdrop.