A series of comfy seats next to the windows allow those inside to relax in style even as a modest design approach defines the tranquil space. The house feels like an empty canvas that is being slowly filled with the colors of life… A work in progress.
When thinking of a quick home renovation or a makeover the bathroom is not a space that springs to the top of our wish list. That spot is often reserved for the kitchen or the bedroom. Get past those two and you tend to focus on the living room or even the dining area before you work your way towards the kitchen.
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!
The interior of the home is clad in neutral hues with wood providing a change in scenery and ushering in textural contrast. A custom wall mural in the living area adds to the ‘natural’ appeal of the home even as the kitchen and the dining area act as a visual extension of this space. A smart kitchen with wooden cabinets and shelves and an ergonomic central island is illuminated by a sparkling pendant even as the dining table on wheels offers an eclectic and cool contrast.
For most of us it is the ground floor of our home that holds the entrance and the living area with the top level holding the bedrooms and other private spaces. But the Cliff Dwelling nestled on a steep cliff next to Lake Austin flips this floor plan to suit the specific needs of the site and it is the rooftop garden retreat and entrance that steal the show here.
A large walk-in closet and an additional storeroom complete the home on the inside even as the fabulous wooden deck outside offers a tranquil retreat overlooking the ocean and the serene neighborhood. An idyllic blend of modern living and eco-conscious design at its uncomplicated best!
The open living area on the lower level with its exposed concrete walls high ceiling wooden accent wall behind the entertainment unit and the brick wall in the kitchen showcases plenty of contrast. The kitchen in the corner maximizes space even as the dining area ends up becoming the showstopper of this level.