A beautiful log cabin with a glistening exterior definitely doesn’t have the intention of blending in. It was made to stand out and it does so with class! The stone chimney is the cold element that shakes up the generally warm decor. A cozy cottage in the mountains doesn’t just offer an outstanding view of the landscape it also represents the perfect countryside shack with charming little window shutters and a matching fence surrounding it.
Large windows and a simple floor plan complete these structures and with solar power and energy-efficient solutions these prefabs are ready for an off-the-grid life that is bound to leave you rejuvenated and refreshed!
Dark exterior of the house stands in contrast to the light cheerful and modern interior with the ground floor housing the living kitchen and dining in one wing and a family room study additional bedroom and other utility space in the other.
It is both the searing heat of and durability of composite timber that encouraged the architects to use it while shaping both the timber screening and the generous outdoor decks. It is the deck that connects with both the living area on the first level and the bedrooms on the second level and usher in the outdoors.
It is the ground floor that contains the main bedrooms which stretch into the beautifully curated gardens and walkways outside. The natural pool and the massive man-made lagoon help cool the building further cutting back on its energy needs even while providing the perfect backdrop for evenings that range from the intimate and romantic to those with unending parties.
When we combine these philosophies we get a modern version of a treehouse – a beautiful house among the trees that can serve as a permanent residence or your favorite vacation spot. Check out some of the most down below!
This elegant open and modern home designed by Zen Architects relies on passive solar design to cut back on energy consumption and carbon footprint of the structure. Keeping the house warm in winter months and cool during the summer it is the form of the house that ends up being its biggest asset!