This might not be a full-fledged residence but this Japanese-style pool house and spa on the banks of Whitefish Lake in Montana rivals any lakeside home both in style and eco-sensibility. Designed by David Koel of CTA Architects Engineers the dwelling includes a unique stone garden relaxing outdoor hangout refreshing indoor pool an art gallery-style entry and a whole lot more here. An eco-friendly retreat designed for those who love both nature and unfettered opulence!
A black and white kitchen with stone island and countertops occupies a corner on the top floor with a small living area and dining space situated next to it. A slim contemporary fireplace and a cozy reading nook complete this living zone that also overlooks the entrance below.
The idea of a seems revolutionary to most of us. A covering of greenery on the roof is not something you come across often and anytime we suggest a ‘living roof’ the idea is met with wariness and doubts rather than glee.
Features like the open bookshelf with metal frame the large wooden wardrobes and the relaxing nautical-themed bathroom ensure that there is no boredom here despite the neutral color scheme which is enhanced by the odd splash of purple. Exquisite and cheerful this is a home that has a style of its own!
A metallic stairway leads you to the top floor that houses the exquisite master bedroom with its chevron headboard wall and imaginative lighting. A spa-style bathroom and additional bedrooms complete a loft that is both welcoming and a touch ‘edgy’ at the same time.
A green roof though is neither revolutionary nor is it anything incredibly complicated to work with. The idea has been around for more than half a century and for some reason or the other it has simply not caught on as much as it should have. But the last decade has seen a surge in green sustainable home design and with it interest in green roof designs has peaked.
The beauty of picking a style and theme for your home is the way in which you can alter it to reflect your own taste heritage and personal preferences even while keeping in line with the overall picture. Local architectural influences trends of the time and historic events also play a major role in creating and reshaping styles constantly.