The first thing that comes to mind when we think of is the picture-perfect holidays and the snowy Alps. Overlooking the town of Weinfelden and offering unabated views of the distant mountains of Switzerland and Austria is this beautiful house clad in wood.
And did I mention one of the most intriguing aspects of the house? I could see myself enjoying a good book by the fire while the wind and rain storm outside. Or maybe I’m daydreaming again.
The villa itself features a blend of the classic Mediterranean style and modern minimalism by bringing together contrasting materials such as concrete stone wood and glass. Just a stone’s throw away from the best beaches on the island Can Schlacher is all about with the charming Ibiza lifestyle!
To minimize the impact of the building to the site — it’s a hybrid structure made entirely of wood with some steel and very little concrete — the architects also ensured that the house is completely off the grid. Which is why independent sources of heat and electricity were added.
The ingenious gas stove addition in the living room also doubles as a smart divider between the living and dining spaces and the and give the home a hint of sustainability. The use of natural pine wood obtained locally and other eco-friendly materials used in shaping the also helped in cutting down the carbon footprint of this elegant contemporary home set in an idyllic landscape.
Taking a cue from the renowned and distinct architectural heritage of Chicago the building is a stylish contemporary project in the River North neighborhood of the city. Encompassing six 2000+ square foot condominiums the unique façade of the building is clad in glass and steel to give it a modern industrial style.
The garden that surrounds the house welcomes you at the entrance and also acts as a natural screen and a visual barrier. The lower level of the house features an open-plan living area with the kitchen and the dining space leading into the lovely backyard.