An open living area a long kitchen that also acts as a corridor and sweeping glass doors and windows that provide a constant view of the shoreline and the Go Home Bay channel make one’s stay here even more memorable. Smart cross ventilation operable clerestories and of course the dynamic green roof turn the cabin into an energy-saving structure with a minimal carbon footprint.
Designed by Aamer Architects the striking residence is located in a busy neighborhood and in front of a bus stop making its open and exquisite design even more impressive. Shaped using raw off-form concrete and gorgeous teak screens from Bali the house has an open and cheerful ambiance that complements its breezy exterior to perfection.
A ground floor flat spread across different levels the lovely home is blessed with a small private garden and courtyard which extend the living space outdoors. Built in the 1910s the old dark and congested interior of the flat has been completely transformed by doing away with the unwanted internal partitions and giving the townhouse a fresh modern facelift.
Another striking feature of the house is the way that it blends a dash of Asian minimalism with modernity as the simple wooden decor in the living area coupled with furniture salvaged from the homeowner’s old residence creates a relaxing stylish atmosphere.
Designed by Toronto-based firm Ian MacDonald Architect the silhouette of the cabin is intentionally kept modest and low-lying to ensure that it blends in with the landscape that surrounds it. In fact those visiting the cabin can only sense its presence as they climb up the dock that leads to the structure.
The project involved the complete transformation of the dining room living room and music lounge with the homeowners demanding an interior filled with glitz glamour and a sprinkling of Oriental elements in between all that Art Deco goodness.
One of the biggest challenges during the design of this multi-level house was both its unique orientation and the flood of sunlight that entered the house because of the giant glass wall that connects the living area with the pool outside.