Sometimes I dare to dream or maybe it’s my way of motivating myself. But I really hope that one day I will be able to retreat to a summer house somewhere in the woods. Give me a lake and it’s the perfect picture. A case in point: the by Mcfarlane Biggar Architects + Designers near Vancouver in British Columbia Canada.
Built on a budget of the modern residence is spread across two different levels with each floor adapting to the various uses of the homeowners with ease. The street façade of the house offers ample privacy while the Finnish wood panels lend a sense of inviting warmth.
Conjured up and brought to life by Ranquist Development Group all the condominiums in the structure make a similar style statement and vary between in size. An open-plan living area with an elegant kitchen and smart dining space leads into the bedrooms the master suite and the versatile work areas.
The owners of this beautiful home initially wanted an interior with strong Moroccan flavor but as time went on they decided to move away from the dramatic bright colors and bold patterns in favor of a more rustic look. Soon they turned towards the traditional English style as it reminded the husband of his native country and also offered a lovely balance between the rustic and the modern.
The main living space is the soul of the new house and has a seamless connectivity with the outdoor garden and deck area thanks to the sliding glass doors. Containing the kitchen dining area and the living areas a neutral color scheme combined with the wonderful use of wood panels on the accent wall gives the residence a refreshing modern look.
The top level houses the private areas which include the bedrooms bathrooms and additional sleeping quarters. The innovative design of the house extends the living space outdoors and gives those inside a sense of openness and a perfect opportunity to enjoy.
While the exterior of the house is draped in wood the interior has a more modern appeal with concrete and glass being used in a balanced fashion. Adjoining the living room on the lower level is a beautiful dining space that is illuminated by the iconic Caboche Chandelier and the Arco-style floor lamp in the living room adds to the elegance of the space. The living area is visually connected with the large deck outdoors while a modern kitchen gaming room and utility space are located on the opposite side of this floor.