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Entries in stainless steel (3)

Thursday
Sep282017

Barnhouse - a contemporary home in London

WHOA. I spotted this house for sale on The Modern House and am having heart palpitations (and not because of the price). Barnhouse is one of Britain’s most architecturally significant contemporary houses and has never previously been offered for sale. Winner of the prestigious AJ First Building Award at the Stirling Prize ceremony in 2002, it was designed by Charlie Sutherland. The house is set behind the historic 18th-century Highgate High Street, deep into its quarter-acre site, providing complete privacy and tranquillity yet enjoying the convenience of the Village. There is approx. 6,000 sq ft of residential floor area, plus additional retail, integral garaging and covered courtyard space. The intention of the project was to unite the new house with the pre-existing buildings on the substantial site, to create an integrated living and working environment. As well as the four-bedroom main house, there is an original timber-clad barn, which was previously used as an artist’s studio. Further, incorporated as part of the original site is a paneled three / four-bedroom apartment, ideal for family or a service flat, above the interesting little shop and basement, which opens with a separate entrance onto the High Street. You can read further details on this spectacular home here, and do check out the floorplan. This home is a dream!!!

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Wednesday
May102017

A cabin with river views

The best little weekend getaway is right here in Olympic Peninsula, Washington with views of the Sol Duc River. The design of this cabin by Tom Kundig is absolutely brilliant. This 350-square-foot cabin is a small perch for its occupant. It is located in one of the few temperate rainforests in the world, and "rainforest" here means wet and rather cold, as opposed to wet and hot. Putting the cabin on stilts protects it from the clammy dampness and occasional flooding. The owner is an avid steelhead fisherman. The design allows him and his wife to arrive at this remote location, open the place up, and get to fishing as quickly as possible. The shutters are operated manually via custom steel rods. The large panels slide on hardware that was originally designed for sliding barn doors, attached to the steel roof beam structure.

Wednesday
Aug262015

A loft by Sand Studios

I still dream of lofts. And this one is HOT. It could use some personal touches and maybe some rugs and some wood in the completely stainless steel kitchen but the bones are totally rad. And it cracked me up to see hardwood stained about as orange/yellow as mine - except it's not oak here, and somehow it's cooler in this environment. By San Francisco architecture firm Sand Studios