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 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.
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.
While the public spaces seem far more transitional the bedroom and bathrooms completely embrace cool contemporary style with minimal décor and a white and gray color scheme. Beautiful blue accents a floating wooden vanity in the bathroom and a shower area with penny tiles add visual contrast even as cleverly placed artwork and wall murals in the kids’ room usher in a hint of bright color.
A sculptural wooden staircase links the two levels of the loft and a functional blend of artificial illumination and natural light give the home a merry vibe. The smart use of textures and bold colors drives away any sense of boredom even as the stunning terrace and rooftop garden complete an inimitable interior that seems to have a style of its own!
One of the most interesting features of this house is the rumpus room that currently acts as the playroom. Connected with the deck living area barbecue zone and the yard adults in the house can keep an eye on the little ones spending their time here from pretty much everywhere!
It goes without saying that the young owners of this apartment are more than in love with the epic but to translate it into a gorgeous home that is still inviting exciting and unique definitely takes some doing. The open plan living area is filled with a bright yellow couch that provides an otherwise neutral space with plenty of color while Darth Vader masks throw pillows and other action figures from the Star Wars universe instantly reveal the theme of the room.