Very often perceptions are typecast and along with it design also tends to fall in a certain comfort zone with everyone wanting the exact same thing. When it comes to the design of a home most of us tend to think about the squares and rectangles.
On the other side of it are a relaxing porch and an infinity pool for a cool dip on one of those hot and humid African days. Interiors were kept simple stylish and are mostly clad in monochromatic colors while green seems to have been added in some of the places just to give the décor a feel of freshness and keep it in sync with a ‘nature-centric’ theme.
While these compact homes reflect the best in modern architecture and design they also show the undeniable appeal of small-space living. Who doesn’t love a challenge? And what could be more challenging than stripping life down to the barest of essentials especially in an age of excess?
The outdoor wooden deck holds the promise of some lovely evenings. The strategic placement of the exterior lighting makes for an enjoyable entertainment space without being overly bright. The flush fixtures make for an unobtrusive and clean look when they are not in use. The clever use of plaster and wood for the facade ensure that you have the privacy that you require. Blending in the contemporary with the classic and nature with lavish lifestyle this house is the complete package.
If you’re looking for a distinctive design consider a round deck – place a fire pit in the middle and a rounded bench that’s perfect for a chilly autumn evening or a snowy winter day. Other methods of adding a personal touch could be to install planters for an herb garden a small gazebo or interestingly shaped railing.
Designed by Michael Katz and Janet Korne the L41home is a sustainable energy-efficient house that truly puts the style in compact living. In fact these designers are committed to providing modern architecture at an affordable price. The best part: L41 homes can stand alone as single units or they can be configured as multi-bedroom houses or high-rise structures!
Our next featured compact living space is different in the fact that it is advertised as a four-bed retreat for guests rather than a residence. At the same time it can serve the function of your choice including filling your home office needs. Designed by Blue Forest a company known for their luxury tree houses eco-PERCH can be installed on site in around five days! An organic shape helps the dwelling to merge well with a variety of natural surroundings.