The rugged and charming coastline of California along with its many beautiful beaches has provided design and architectural inspiration for many decades. Some of the leading men and women of yesteryear who shaped midcentury style found life here their main source of creative impetus.
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 upper level with its minimal bedroom contemporary bathroom and an exquisite terrace deck that offers unabated views of the town completes this ingenious and light-filled contemporary home where outdoor living becomes the main focus of design and architecture.
It is easy to see the many space-saving additions inside this cheerful and light-filled home. The standalone kitchen unit and workstation (sitting under the stairway) the small living area and the multitude of nifty cabinets give the lower-level living area a breezy ambiance.
The gorgeous home in the woods is blessed with a variety of planet-friendly features like the photovoltaic panels that provide it with all the power it needs a rainwater harvesting system that recycles and replenishes the local water source and passive heating and cooling design that keeps the internal temperature moderate. These green technologies not only cut back on the carbon footprint of the house but also make sure that the surrounding greenery and ecosystem is left largely untouched and pollution-free.
An island escape that can only be reached through waterways a low-lying cabin that can barely be spotted from a distance a green roof that keeps the temperature inside warm and toasty and a design that pays tribute to local architecture – the Go Home Bay Cabin in has plenty going for it. It is pretty much the ideal weekend retreat for the eco-conscious adventurer and designed by Ian MacDonald Architect its interior is as elegant as the idea behind its creation.
It is the series of stepped wooden shelves that transform the interior of this home and every level of the house is altered by their presence. On the lower level the series of shelves acts as a display unit for the living room and also doubles as a staircase railing that seems to flow into the second floor.