The draws inspiration from both the Anglo-Saxon heritage of the region while borrowing freely from the more popular trends of French Canada! The exterior of the modern residence was crafted using the same black slate found in the other homes of the area and the interior offers a stylish blend of glass wood and concrete.
Privacy was a key issue in shaping the overall contours of the house as the homeowners wanted a beautiful family house that kept away any prying eyes while letting in ample natural ventilation. A smart combination of skylights sliding screens with wooden slats and upper level windows were used to accomplish this task.
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.
The interior of the house showcases a wonderful balance between glass concrete and wood to ensure that there is ample textural contrast. While the expansive use of wood in light tones gives the home an inviting and cozy vibe extensive floor-to-ceiling glass doors and windows ensure that the living area extends into the long balcony outside.
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.
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!
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.