This next home takes the tree house concept to an entirely different level! Uniquely orb-like in shape The HemLoft was built by Joel Allen after an attempt to retire at age 26 proved unsuccessful. Yes behind this interesting dwelling is an equally interesting story!
Crafted to allow its residents to enjoy a wonderful view of the distant Argo Saronic Sea and sporting a lovely roof garden and glass staircase it provides for a comfortable and classy retreat. The building designed by 314 Architecture Studio sports three single-floor apartments with each one of them offering a single master bedroom along with two other smaller ones. One single look at the building and you will notice the extravagant use of glass that accentuates its beauty while offering the residents panoramic views of the nearby sea along with providing for natural ventilation.
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 design studio Johnson Chou this beautiful house seems to offer two entirely different worlds packed into one. The ground floor sports the kitchen living dining study and guest quarters which are all clad in some old-world charm with the use of ebony wood veneer panels.
Even the floor-to-ceiling glass windows are encapsulated in gorgeous wooden frames and while the home’s interiors exude all the traits of a contemporary home the extravagant use of wood does give it a very refined look. With an interior that even sports a ‘Zen garden’ this is indeed about bringing a touch of Asia into California!
While some will purchase tiny homes to make their compact living dreams come true others will build their own! That’s right–these dwellings are little nuggets of inspiration proving that anything is possible. Furthermore these amazing homes make it clear that minimalist eco-friendly living can be chic and affordable. Now that’s some good news!
The cantilevered roofs along with the lavish use of floor-to-ceiling glass windows ensure that there is plenty of natural ventilation along with some lovely views of the green that lay outside. While the common areas and the sitting space provides for some lovely views the bedrooms offer contrasting privacy which ensure that you have the best of both worlds.