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!
What almost seems like a fairytale-like house this big cottage provides a lot of comfort and a big dose of rustic decor. Dark wood is dominating the exterior but a playful insert of lighter shades makes the entire design appear fresh and inviting! It’s located at 3016 River Road Columbus North Carolina and costs $535000 with 3 beds and 3 baths.
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!
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!
But that is not the only space that was altered to meet the growing demands of an urban family. The more rigid kitchen of the house with a counterproductive U-shaped kitchen layout was replaced by a new kitchen where a smart worktop and ergonomic island combine modern minimalism with industrial overtones.
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.