The nifty idea results in a home that pays rich tribute to the heritage of the existing mill while turning the interior into a modern retreat. The original stone walls were reinforced and restored carefully while the glittering new addition in wood acts as a room-within-a-room and even ends up creating a glazed clerestory! Pine boards and polished concrete define the new floors while construction-grade spruce plywood ends up adding warmth to the walls.
How big a role does music really play in your life? While many of us spend endless hours hooked to our iPods most of our decorating choices influenced by music probably end with a few posters a guitar on the wall or a piano in the living room.
Located on a lot of and surrounded by plenty of greenery the project aims to create a quiet serene natural oasis that drowns out the noise and the pollution of the big city around it. The innovative ‘treehouse’ is actually built on a column crafted using galvanized steel and its design ensures that the existing greenery is left largely undisturbed while providing the owners with a comfortable residence. With a cantilevered design the house enjoys a perfect vantage point to take in the sights and sounds around it and its wooden interior offers wonderful insulation.
With manmade water features adding to the beauty of the natural ponds around the cabin one would assume that a weekend here would simply melt away in no time at all! Add to this the fact that the cabin is a LEED Platinum sustainable design and you do feel like you are rejuvenating in the lap of nature.
Spread across it is the second-story loft that was turned into a unique living space with a style that borrows heavily from an era gone by. Vintage at every turn large windows that mimicked “1930s steel-framed factory windows” exposed steel surfaces and concrete additions helped transform this old building into a sensational loft home.
Of course turning an old mill clad in stone into a modern holiday home with understated minimal style does take some work and it is precisely here that WT Architecture stepped in. Transforming the discarded mill into a stylish hub the architects turned to an insulated timber building that was “slotted into the stone structure”.
The single-family house was revamped to bring the outdoors inside while creating a private deck space a barbecue area and a relaxing backyard that includes a small pool. Custom-made panels and a smashing wooden deck combine to extend the living area outside with effortless ease.