The concept of outdoor living is nothing new in Texas with homes in the region always favoring a pavilion style and an open ambiance that seamlessly connects the interior with the outdoors. With the weather in Texas favoring such style it is barely a surprise that the homeowners of this tranquil cottage nestled in a hip neighborhood of opted for an extension that was all about the outdoors.
There is absolutely no shortage of color inside this loft and yet one is not overwhelmed by bright hues as a relaxing industrial-modern backdrop provides the perfect visual balance. Bespoke décor and quirky accessories have been carefully placed throughout the spacious loft where the open living area on the lower level welcomes you gleefully. Bright rugs that define individual spaces are a common feature throughout the loft with the dining room kitchen and living area nestled on the lower level and master suite additional living spaces and home office housed on the second floor.
It is a delicate balance between openness and privacy that is achieved with these masterfully crafted screens with the raw concrete next to it adding another interesting textural and visual element. On the inside one sees an open plan living area on the lowest level that flows into the timber deck and pool area outside.
We absolutely adore the way that custom furnishings with glittering stainless steel and silvery finishes were added carefully to accentuate the splendid aura of each room even as mirrored finishes enhance the appeal of cheerful indulgence.
The architects solved part of this conundrum by creating an that brought a cooling effect to the interior even as a giant curtain was used to block off additional sunlight on really hot days.
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.