Designed by Johnsen Schmaling Architects the dark exterior of the house has a distinct contemporary vibe and yet allows it to disappear into the densely forested backdrop as the day wears on.
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.
The lower level of the home contains the kitchen dining and living spaces (as is the norm in most homes) with folding and sliding glass doors connecting these areas with the garden.
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.
How often have you come across a home designed to offer the perfect acoustics? Sure we all ponder it while designing the home theater media room or even a more modest TV room. But what about the rest of the house? Nestled in and designed by Bates Masi Architects the truly exceptional provides a captivating answer to that question.
Nestled in a quiet little neighborhood of Crawley Hampshire the follows a similar path as Adam Knibb Architects expanded the existing living space and refurbished the interior completely by removing the existing workers cottage and bringing the outdoors inside. The result is a wonderful fusion of past and present as brick polished modern surfaces wood and glass come together in a graceful fashion.
With the living areas situated on the front and the rear containing the bedrooms privacy is easily combined with unabated views here. A neutral color scheme comfy modern furniture and curated artwork from India and Myanmar put the finishing touches on this exceptional and exclusive Ontario delight!