Use of natural materials wooden fiber and linen ensure that insulation here is top notch as the harsh island weather fluctuates dramatically throughout the year. Braving the rough coastal winds with custom wind deflectors every little detail at this island home has been crafted to create a family getaway that will last for generations to come.
Rammed earth wood metal steel and even concrete find a way to coexist with ease at this gorgeous Californian home where elegant design energy-efficiency and eco-friendly charm are seamlessly rolled into unison.
On the inside it is an open plan living area with dining space and kitchen in white that act as the social zone even as a stunning spiral staircase connects the various levels of this light-filled Spanish home. Filled with plenty of white pops of blue and crafted for those who love the outdoors modern Mediterranean panache holds sway here!
Reinventing the classic mountain chalet design with modernity energy-efficiency and the unique charm of Lake Tahoe are for those who love comfort fun-filled ski slopes and amazing views rolled into one. A series of six single-family residences and eleven townhouses designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson these mountainside escapes allow homeowners to move away from mundane city life even while wrapping them in modernity and a tech-savvy lifestyle. This is essentially a flawless marriage of two contrasting worlds –
But this Californian home is about a lot more than just creating a fun and fabulous social setting. Smart technologies like the green roof photovoltaic panels that also offer shade for the lower level heat reduction and energy-saving features transform it into a sustainable and eco-friendly hub. The 12KW solar panels can power the home completely even as automatic sensors cut down on waste of electricity even further. A smart home for the evolving urban family!
A terraced deck with garden planters forms the central axis of the solarium with a roaring fireplace at the entry and relaxing seating welcoming the homeowners and guests gleefully. With a translucent polycarbonate cladding and wooden lattice structure there is plenty of geometric contrast and filtered sunlight here for you to soak in. Simple in its form and rustic in theme it is this gorgeous eco-friendly hub that makes this Canadian home so very special.
Built to meet the specific needs of two retired geophysicists you would expect the exceptional to imbibe the spirit of the planet and its green goodness within its form. This is precisely what Alan Nicholson Design Studio have managed to deliver as they combined several different materials a breezy design centered around a cantilevered shed roof and an inviting landscape.