With a rugged coastline on one side that sees arguably some of the roughest weather on the planet and a beautiful forest on the other the cabin is perfectly placed to make the most of the amazing views on offer. This is precisely why Design Base 8 and Omar Gandhi Architect opted for a three-story structure that towers over the forest canopy with elegance!
Cabinetry in mahogany extends through the kitchen dining room and living area on the lower level and seems to connect the interior visually even as a private central courtyard provides a much needed escape and party zone.
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.
A new louvre system also helps keep away harsh sunlight on hot summer days while the natural sea breeze cools the house and creates a pleasant atmosphere. Responding to the needs of the site and those of the homeowner this is a home alteration that is pleasing in more ways than one!
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!
The original barn-style roof structure was retained to preserve the traditional vibe while the interior is draped in light gray neutral hues and filled with comfy modern décor to present a contrasting picture. Even the ceiling with its cool white plaster and beeswax finish adds to the polished appeal while large windows bring the scenic outdoors inside.
But as years have rolled on many of these homes have lost their distinct style and uniqueness because of substantial and poorly planned renovations and additions that completely altered the original structure.