Step inside and the picture is completely transformed with white walls a serene color palette large floor-to-ceiling glass windows and Scandinavian décor painting a picture of tranquil ease. Comfort is carefully blended with Nordic design simplicity and an uncomplicated floor plan as two separate structures spread across the island hold the living units and the Finnish Sauna.
A double height living room aids in climate control inside the riverside residence while glass windows sliding doors and skylights bring in natural light. Bedrooms sit on the second floor and overlook the rear garden the distant river and the scenery beyond.
It is one thing to turn a forgotten old home into a cheerful and comfortable setting suited to the needs of a modern family. But the task becomes much more challenging when you need to convert a mid-century bungalow into a trio of modest dwellings along with a cool solarium at the heart of it all.
GITC arquitectura turned to a concrete plinth to give the home a structurally sound base with Chilean wood glass and concrete shaping the interior. It is the first level of the house that contains the double height living area along with other public spaces while the second level holds the expansive bedrooms along with the bathrooms. Confined to the basement are the music room recreational zones home theater and other fun spaces. A beautiful stairwell connects the various levels even while allowing for unhindered flow of light.
It is the sparkling plunge pool along with the suspended wooden deck and the rear garden that steal the spotlight at this Canadian home. But there is much more on offer than Oceanside vistas as the interior perfectly complements the unassuming contemporary façade.
An open living area light-filled bedrooms and state-of-the-art kitchens shape each of these amazing homes where privacy is interlaced with spellbinding views. Smart features such as charging stations for electric vehicles top-notch insulation that cuts back reliance on artificial heating passive solar design and water-saving fixtures ensure that there is minimum carbon footprint and ecological impact.
At times too much emphasis is placed on the home itself instead of focusing on the needs of those who reside inside it. But placing functionality ahead of extravagant form this modern-classic home in was designed by Heliotrope Architects to accommodate the needs of a creative young couple – one being an artist and another website designer. The workstyle of the homeowners largely influenced both the form and the finish of the with the art studio inside becoming an essential part of the larger narrative.