This spectacular reconversion of a Grade II listed monument into a family home is one example in a very applauded growing tendency : the recycling of historical or industrial monuments under a new functionality. It is ecological resource-friendly practical from a structural point of view and most of all an ingenious endeavor of architecture that proves the motto “form follows function” wrong asserting the flexibility of constructed space.
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.
Modern houses are becoming more and more innovative and bold when it comes to experimenting with various styles patterns and designs. The idea is to try and create a home that gives the owner exactly what he is looking for while it also stands out from the pack and showcases the skill and ingenuity of those who have designed it.
However underground houses are known to have excellent natural insulation and climactic regulation in all seasons. Situated partially beneath the tower the home opens through 4 fully glazed walls toward a sunken central courtyard.
The large sun terrace with a luxurious pool mean that you might end up spending more time outdoors than indoors! Of course the very design of the penthouse ensures that there are very few boundaries between the interiors and the world outside and the interiors with furniture in soft and neutral shades add to its beauty. This is all about living it up in style!
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.
Not to mention the abode is named for the hemlock tree around which it is built. Check out the details at The HemLoft. 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…