While we often do not go into the details of the costs involved in the creation of dream homes and fabulous renovations that we often feature on it is often the single most important factor that defines these houses.
Despite its seemingly unassuming appearance this ingenious home does all it can to keep energy consumption down to a bare minimum with the architects estimating no more than $15 worth of electricity and natural gas being utilized each month by the homeowners. Cutting back on its carbon footprint by utilizing passive cooling techniques a rainwater filtering system further enhances the green credentials of this ergonomic residence.
It is the glittering dining room that undoubtedly ends up being the showstopper of these transformed spaces with its silky chandelier vintage-inspired Orchidea cabinets and the silver and black Nanook Chairs from KOKET. But all these seem to only play second fiddle to the two diamond dust paintings of Marilyn Monroe and that should barely come as a surprise to anyone!
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.
Another facet of the design that lets the classy cabin blend in with the surrounding pine forest is the irrigated green roof. With a dark cedar exterior and a contrasting rough-sewn fir interior this stunning vacation home paints a picture of fascinating contrasts.
Nestled in a bustling urban neighborhood of Mexico embraces this love for raw materials that are allowed to shine through in all their glory even while filling the home with comfort elegance and class. Designed by Taller Estilo Arquitectura it is a natural color palette that steals the spotlight at this Mexican residence!
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!