When it comes to cutting down on construction and material costs along with implementing energy-saving methods one need not always turn towards ‘futuristic’ solutions alone. Traditional buildings techniques can help a great deal as well as current designers and engineers are quickly turning the pages of history back to draw some inspiration.
In the meantime enjoy these images which show the truly stunning views from this Whistler Canada home as well as the practical yet stylish side of small-space living. Let your childhood tree house fantasies live on…
The idea here has been to create a Vietnamese home that looks lavish and yet is not too heavy on the purse strings. The front block of the home sports the living area along with the kitchen while the bedrooms are placed in the adjacent second block with an additional room on the first floor. Compact and cool this is a wonderful example of smart and savvy design.
The is nestled on an 18 acre property that sports plenty of flora and even has a pond that is close to the home. The challenge for the designers was to integrate the existing surroundings with the new and revamped structure which offers its residents some great views of the lush surroundings while it makes for a lavish contemporary home. The highlight of the home was the use of repurposed wood which pretty much helped in construction of the entire structure.
The use of wood has been smart and trendy and complements perfectly the large portions of glass both in its texture and in its varying shades. The spacious master bedroom and the master bath along with the modern kitchen that is both contemporary in function and classic in form give this home a balanced look. With green building materials and energy-saving insulation and heating methods the renovated home is all about smart sustainability.
In fact the house is designed to be dynamic with reflective surfaces and natural light playing off the dwelling’s many angles to create a compelling living space. Check out the images below to see why Reflection of Mineral is equal parts residence and work of art. Be on the lookout…the interior is full of architectural surprises!
Adding a deck to your home will not only increase the value of your property investment but it will also provide you with an outdoor space perfect for parties neighborly chats or simply a quiet space to enjoy a hot cup of coffee or nice cold beverage.