Constructing a contemporary home in the middle of a heavily wooden region is a challenging task on several fronts. From logistics to environmental norms there are plenty of little things that one needs to worry about when bringing a modern structure into a forest area.
Currently considered a bit of an exotic affair the green roof might soon become the norm as homeowners look for ways to cut down on power bills and carbon footprint. Whether you are worried about the planet or the power consumption of your home a green roof comes in handy. Today we take a tour that showcases in a stylish and stunning fashion.
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 main building contains the living area along with the kitchen dining room and other social spaces while the second structure holds the master suite along with the guest quarters. A gorgeous connector links both the structures and also offers a wonderful protected walkway of sorts that lets those inside enjoy the wonderful ocean views outside. Another advantage of this site plan is the creation of the sheltered courtyard that is carefully protected from harsh ocean winds on gusty days.
Combing modern aesthetics and a simple green roof in a fascinating fashion the Riverside Weston Residence in Connecticut is all about a series of ‘roofscapes and terraced planes’. Add to this the unabated lake views on offer contemporary interior with minimal décor and glass walls that bring the outdoors inside and you have a home that connects you with nature at all times.
The homeowners wanted a residence that incorporated a part of their old villa was far less rigid and a lot more open in design. Irving Smith Architects accomplished precisely that with the new modern structure that offers a design that is evolutionary and practical!
The most striking feature of the home is undoubtedly the metallic bridge on the top level that connects the two different wings of the house. It is an absolute showstopper that instantly turns heads and gives the Fitzroy Loft its exceptional look. Large bookshelves minimal décor and space-savvy cabinets complete a remarkable makeover that both awes and delights!