It’s unfortunate this space is not furnished but let your imagination run wild with the endless potential it has… An 18th century stone manor becomes an unexpected special event pace in Goderich, Ontario. Utilizing a monochromatic colour scheme and tactile materials, the space pays homage to the moon, the only respite in the dark and secluded landscape. Bold, sweeping arches and an extruded barrel ceiling were introduced into the otherwise formal plan to further emphasize the narrative of the moon. Limewashed walls lend a texture that is unmistakably reminiscent of how our naked eye perceives the moon’s surface. In opposing rooms, the highly contrasting colours mimic the dark side. In the kitchen, precious onyx slabs were broken by hand and layered for an unexpected backsplash that adds a beautiful and rugged texture. Designed by Author. (Photos: Niamh Barry)
“From my grandfather I inherited a modest forester’s lodge in the heart of Pszczewski landscape park. I wanted to enhance it and create contemporary dacha for friends and family.” The idea of finishing the second house in the middle of the woods came from Investors’ love for nature and proactive way of spending spare time, as well as the need to create an asylum, standing in contrast to the quick, everyday life of big cities. Although the dacha steers away from traditional representation of a lodge, all design solutions and materials draw direct inspiration from the overpowering proximity of nature.
The building’s entrance was placed in the link between old and new parts of the house and it encapsulates both a dressing room and a bathroom for guests. Interior corridors, along with the windows, were underlined with plywood frames, which stand out even in the floor’s finishing. Newly built house’s wing includes a spacious dining room and englassed living room, which were separated from each other with a centrally placed, massive chimney made out of black steel. Big windows, framed with natural plywood allow for experiencing to the fullest the picturesque forest
surrounding the house. The fronts of furniture installments, those made of natural plywood along with the vanished ones bear resemblance to traditional farm doors with oblique braces.
This truly is a perfect weekend getaway. Simple, functional design and the plywood is a beautiful natural detail. Designed by mode:lina, photos by Patryk Lewiński
This Austin hacienda is a wonderful example of a home built to connect the indoors with the outdoors. I love that it’s casual with rustic touches and ranch style with lots of huge windows to enjoy the gardens and pool. I also really like the slatted wood detailing found in several of the rooms. Architect: Ryan Street Architects, Builder: Michael Deane Homes, Interior Design: Studio Seiders, Landscape Architect: Landwest Design Group, Photographer: Douglas Friedman, Stylist: Adam Fortner
The minute I spotted this house I had to show my husband. I imagine us building something like this – simple architecture that blurs the lines between indoors and outdoors – one day on a lake and living our best geriatric lives 🙂 Designed by Berman Horn Studio. Little Peek, a small home fifteen miles from Maine’s mid-coast on the island of Vinalhaven, is both an escape and a refuge from today’s urban existence. The house is a contemporary reinterpretation of the New England connected farmhouse. Organized as a long bar that faces the water to the west, the Camden Hills to the north and untouched ledges to the east, it includes a main house, a small guest cottage, and a custom designed fully screened porch that links the two. This porch, which creates a shared exterior room and frames views to the landscape, extends the profile of the roofline to tie the two houses together. Along its length the house transforms from cape to saltbox to create the traditional “Ell” found in historic buildings in the area. Within the whitewashed interior, the decision was made to limit the visual presence of wood to give nature the chance to enter uncontested through the large industrial windows and bring focus onto the textures and colors of the stone, huckleberry, bay and lichen that surround the house. Details are both modest and spare, recalling the cleanliness of the Shaker aesthetic. The interiors are inspired by a casual but edited mix of American and French antiques and textiles juxtaposed with the clean lines and playful finishes of late 20th century contemporary design. The vibrant colors and painted surfaces create a warm counterpoint to the ever-changing vista of the outdoors. (Photos: Greta Rybus)
Woodwork that should never EVERRRRRRRR be painted over. Lisa Staton doing god’s work and NOT giving in to painting out such beauty. AMEN. This classic Tudor home was a diamond in the rough when our clients acquired it. It had all of its original charm intact: classic oak paneling, leaded glass windows and 1920’s detailing throughout. Our clients choose to restore the classic bones of the home while updating all systems for modern family living. All bathrooms and the kitchen were completely gutted and re-worked. Careful attention was paid to repeating original details in newly renovated areas, including a leaded glass transom between breakfast room and kitchen and custom commissioned cabinets for the kitchen that match original library paneling. Windows were meticulously restored rather than replaced. And much original lighting from the house was re-wired and re-installed. For furnishings we chose to pair classic pieces with more modern art and shapes. Repeated throughout the house is a rhythm of black and white. We then married grays and blues with warmer woods and vintage rugs and textiles. (Photos: Haris Kenjar)