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.
Nestled in the fertile valley of and surrounded by beautiful mountains and untouched woods the striking contemporary home is a confluence of three separate wings each designed in the form of a square. At the heart of this expansive home is a three-sided hearth that delineates spaces gives each wing its individual style and becomes the focal point of the open living area.
A treehouse deck is definitely one of the best places to observe the nature from especially if it’s built in the cool shade of a big tree. It makes the whole treehouse experience even more authentic! A big wooden treehouse may not look like the most modern option when you first see it and it definitely has a rustic undertone that always comes with wooden exterior. But the dynamic shape of the house and creatively set up staircases are what lets us in on the secret that current trends have indeed influenced even the treehouses that are buried deep in the woods!
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.
The MINIMOD moves away from the constraints of conventional housing as most of the entire home can be built off-site in a factory and assembled at the remote location with ease. A case in the point is the two exquisite prefabs dubbed and nestled in the picturesque and uninhabited landscape of Catuçaba in Brazil.
A gable roof ensures that the central living area kitchen and dining area feel truly spacious with iconic décor pieces like the Arco Floor Lamp and the Saarinen Tulip Table adding to the distinct charm of this Vermont escape.
The beauty of an off-the-grid cottage lies in the way they appear to have always been a part of the scenery they are set in as if they grew into it organically. We can attribute this to the exceptional rustic exterior that makes the best of old wood and shabby presence.