A big cabin can still retain the classic feeling of comfort and coziness if only the design is working in its favor. A smaller deck and the log exterior are definitely two elements that define the classic wood cabin. Big stone chimney makes a big contribution to the timeless rustic look!
A tiny hut in the midst of an open space is a great choice of a secluded residence that proudly represents the tough feeling of a rustic exterior and connects you to the natural textures. Luxury can be enjoyed even deep within the woods. A big wood cottage with a modern design that emphasises the importance of well-lit spaces is the perfect example of a glamorous getaway cabin.
Spread across three different levels a central courtyard that flows into the rear garden and sparkling recessed lighting put the final touches on a South African home where outdoor living takes precedence.
Designed by Tobias Partners the house was originally built in 1980s and was in urgent need of a fresh modern makeover. Despite the difficult access to the lot and the constraints placed by the existing form of the house the interiors were completely opened up to welcome in gentle ocean breeze and a flood of natural light.
A fold of natural light illuminates the modern kitchen and dining with the outdoors becoming a part of the interior. Space-conscious home workstations and unassuming minimal décor enhance the ‘modernist’ appeal of a house that has shed its classic cloak.
A smart blend of contrasting finishes that include copper stone terrazzo and beeswax plaster create a fun interior where artwork and accessories add bright and vivacious color.
A set of moving panels and a spacious shelf become the focal point of the family room with the panels sliding in and out of place to hide TV storage spaces and other compartments when not in use. A comfy daybed in green next to the window provides even more storage space with a slim work desk next to it becoming the study zone.