Designed by Paul de Ruiter Architects the creative private residence is crafted in just glass steel and concrete and the focus here is firmly on the view outside rather than the décor 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.
The revitalized ground floor now features a smart entry reception room kitchen and a Japanese-style home office / sitting zone that overlooks the garden outside. Large sliding glass doors bring in a flood of natural light even as a lovely white backdrop gives the interior a refined look that borders on minimalism.
It is the kitchen and dining area on the lower level that are connected visually with the rear yard thanks to the large floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors even as the second level features a smart and beautiful family zone that overlooks the lush green canopy outside. Sensible in its design and visually dramatic this striking house nestled on the ravine of Cedarvale Park is an absolute showstopper!
The white plastered exterior not only allows the home to blend into the snowy slopes around it but also improves the insulation of the structure and ensures that the interior remains toasty warm during the frigid winter months.
The most attractive aspect of this gorgeous contemporary residence is undoubtedly the stunning sea views that it offers thanks to the great vantage point it enjoys. Making the most of the scenic backdrop was one of the intentions that shaped the new living area that opens up towards the coastline even as the street façade offers complete privacy.
Some of us find our dream home in the small urban apartment that serves as a simple escape and a place to rest and relax in between all the hard work and partying. Others might prefer a magical escape that is nestled in the heart of unadulterated natural beauty and then there are those who are willing to take up the challenge of renovating an old discarded structure into a new house.