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The garden pavilion

Just in from Canadian photographer Brenda Liu, this beautiful garden pavilion she shot for Toronto based Shawn Freeman Architect.

"This pavilion is designed as a three-season living room from which to enjoy the views of an exquisite urban garden. The room opens fully to the garden surrounding it, and frames views back to the house, pool, great lawn, woodland, and fire circle. It is purposefully built in a simple elegant palette of materials including polished concrete floors (with concealed radiant heating), zinc clad exterior in a black patina, simple plaster ceiling, and an aluminum & stone bar. A dark exterior helps it blend quietly with the surroundings, and also contrast to the light Indiana limestone and stucco main house. In every respect the pavilion is a quiet retreat from the main house; there you can feel as if you have left the city behind, and relax surrounded by a beautiful woodland garden, and the sounds of nature."

A woodland retreat at the end of the garden. How perfect! As are Brenda's evocative shots!

Reader Comments (6)

That woodland retreat at the bottom of the garden is such a dream!

24 Oct 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSarah @ Mocha

Gorgeous. Echoes of Mies van der Rohe or Philip Johnson's Glass House, but in the best possible way.

24 Oct 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJared Hayden

Makes you feel outdoor while your are indoor. Very relaxing, great design!!!

25 Oct 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSergio

This is AMAZING! I love it! The balance is perfect. Exquisite design in every detail.

25 Oct 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKaren Fishman

What a serene, calm environment surrounded by nature! I am envious!

27 Oct 2013 | Unregistered Commenterdaniel

Quite an amazing place! (I wish I had one, too...)

29 Oct 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNoa

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