A beautiful holiday home and weekend getaway that is removed from the constant rush of daily life and enveloped in natural goodness is something we all crave for. Add to this idyllic image a family cabin nestled on an island that can only be reached by boat and you have the exquisite in Canada.
Interesting decorative elements from the likes of and décor designed by George Nakashima and Peter Lane give the living space a timeless appeal. Connected with the garden that features a fabulous living wall the open living area and dining space on the mezzanine level seem both relaxing and refined.
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.
A plant wall lovely intermediate gardens and green zones along with a warm color palette ensure that this Mexican home feels as inviting as it looks. With the lower level housing the public areas and the top floor holding the bedrooms it is simplicity in design and clarity of thought that shape Casa Desnuda.
The second house of the younger brother has more or less the same floor plan but the dark industrial style of the residence provides a perfect retreat for this party-loving night club entrepreneur!
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 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.