The idea behind this nifty feature was driven by the constant hassle that parents face all across the world where the floor ends up being a cluttered mess filled with a million things after the kids’ playtime!
The two independent buildings are connected by a common patio and pool area and the living area of one is visually connected with the other using sliding glass doors. Even though both houses seem similar from the outside they present an entirely different look as you step indoors.
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.
You can see a distinct change in ambiance and theme in both of the houses even as common elements like exposed and painted brick walls sliding glass doors and a largely similar silhouette connect the homes. Modern décor industrial-style lighting and a love for the outdoors cap off this nifty project where common features bind diverse interiors.
Renovating a classic townhouse comes with many challenges that go beyond just aesthetics and ergonomics. Structural restrictions and building codes often leave one with very little room to work with and it is within these constraints that Studio Arthur Casas revamped and renovated the in .
The façade of the house is truly unique with a smart brick wall seamlessly blending in with its more contemporary surroundings. The thick brick wall was as much a functional addition as it was aesthetic with its presence keeping out harsh afternoon sunlight and excessive heat during those really hot summer days.
Add to it the fact that the room is largely devoid of permanent fixtures and rigid features and it can be easily turned into an additional family room home office or even a guest space a few years down the line.