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.
The four bedrooms and spa-like bathrooms judiciously combine panoramic views with adequate privacy while the exclusive water features outside become a natural extension of the interior. An infinity swimming pool and an unassuming wooden deck that promises idyllic evenings and magical nights under the stars complete this posh home with a relaxed ambiance.
This luxurious 4-bedroom and 4-bathroom villa is spread across two different levels and is strategically placed to offer unabated views of the distant sea. A series of private decks and terraces seamlessly extends the living space outdoors while a gorgeous outdoor dining and lounge area tempts you to spend more time outdoors than inside.
Building a house in the suburbs of a busy city like comes with a variety of challenges and the task becomes even trickier when one has to work with limited space. The fascinating by Andrew Burges Architects is nestled on a thin long plot that is flanked by several other houses and a busy street.
Warm wooden panels exposed concrete walls large sliding glass doors and plush decor ensure that there is ample textural contrast throughout the house. With the distant sea acting as the backdrop the open living area kitchen and dining space are indeed a visual delight!
There are three bedrooms and two bathrooms elegantly distributed over two stacked boxes perched on the rocky cliff. The open-plan kitchen and the living area have floor-to-ceiling windows to make sure you don’t miss the beauty of the scenery – the stunning lake and the surrounding mountains. But everything changes when you walk outside on the expansive roof decks and recharge your battery from this terrifically laid-back escape from the pressures of the real world.
A giant concrete wall with painted scenery anchors the central staircase that connects the various levels of the house and adds an interesting and unique visual. With mezzanine levels becoming popular additions in 2014 it is barely surprising to see the lovely mezzanine floor with a cozy reading nook in the corner.