Rough weather is the norm here and the entire structure of the cabin has been built to withstand this relentless onslaught from the elements by using redundant sheathing and a strong structural plan. Step inside and warm wooden tones welcome you gleefully and offer a pleasant break from the tough outdoors.
Designed by David Howell Design the luxurious penthouse is spread across three spacious levels and is nestled on top of a building with an original cast iron façade – an iconic image in itself!
As is the case with most modern homes it is a neutral color palette that acts as a beautiful and unassuming canvas for the designer to showcase her true brilliance. Each room is filled with bespoke décor wonderful accessories and a fabulous piece of wall art or two and each one of them complements the other perfectly.
Designed to be wheelchair-friendly and equipped with an elevator it is the generous use of skylights and floor-to-ceiling glass windows that give Villa U its refreshing ambiance. And as summer spring and fall roll in each year the homeowners of this ingenious Danish home could just be tempted to spend more time outside than indoors!
On one side of the home is the large and open living area with a sparkling living space a family zone that extends into the wooden deck outdoors an ergonomic kitchen with ample storage space a full-fledged pantry and of course a home workstation or two for those who need one. It is the opposite section that holds the lavish master bedroom three additional bedrooms bathrooms a powder room and other specific spaces that the homeowner might need.
Décor and accessories are kept minimal with curated wall art taking center stage in each room while a brick wall fireplace and inviting kitchen flank the light-filled central zone. With a ‘mirrored parallelogram’ design for the two levels of the house there is plenty of space for shaded terraces niches and outdoor zones that are visually connected with the interior. The ground floor houses the kitchen central living space dining area and bedrooms with the top floor holding an addition living space bathrooms and a lovely terrace.
Accomplishing precisely this is the creative in Canada. Designed by TACT Design INC. with a distinct Cor-Ten steel face the three-story family dwelling definitely stands out from the other mundane homes in the neighborhood.