The sequenced brick wall extension in the rear feels like a part of the original structure and does so without trying too hard. Spaces transition from light to dark inside with rough concrete floor leading to smoother surfaces as one moves from one room to another.
With more that 60 percent of the home powered by solar energy along with heating of the pool and the spa this mountain home is clean green and charismatic in more ways than one!
The transition between the interior and the exterior further facilitates this nature-centric lifestyle with a shaded porch that the homeowners can enjoy both at dawn and dusk. With a pergola structure that consists of mobile slats ventilation on the porch can be controlled easily.
Designed by Field Architecture a metal and wood frame anchors the home with glass walls and sliding glass doors connecting the interior with the woods outside. Concrete walls and the entrance and in the kitchen offer more textural contrast while different wildlife species passing through the lot are left undisturbed even as the homeowners enjoy life inside its peaceful confines.
We all love a home that creates minimal ecological impact reduces carbon footprint and becomes one with its surroundings as much as possible. is one such green home which does all it can to blend in with its lush natural backdrop even while ensuring that those inside have a comfortable and relaxing lifestyle.
Large steel doors when open blur the lines between the interior and the world outside and the can also be completely closed in colder winter months or when homeowners need privacy. Sensible in its overall form space-savvy and modern this Aussie extension upgrades the old Victorian home by giving it elements that it woefully lacks.
Designed by Solomon Troup Architects the addition provides a new social setting for the entire family with an open plan kitchen dining area and family area. White is the color of choice in the kitchen as stainless steel surfaces bringing sparkle and pizazz.
A retaining wall covered in corten panels not only gives the sunken courtyard a unique visual but also helps with the passive heating of the house and keeps it warm both during daytime and at night.