The elegant forest house has a distinctly contemporary appeal and even though the exterior is draped in black the interior presents a contrasting white picture. A large living area with a smart mezzanine level is at the heart of the residence with minimal decor and warm wooden surfaces adding character and personality to the setting.
Aluminum composite panels cover one side of the exterior creating a beautiful visual that seems to change depending on the intensity of the light outside. While each only offers of space everything seems cleverly organized to make the most of every inch on offer. The steel base provides additional storage space and the planet-friendly homes do the best they can to combine contemporary aesthetics with green goodness.
Almost all the details of the house were crafted locally by artisans and the materials were kept as eco-friendly as possible. Reclaimed decor and accessories vintage additions and lovely artwork add to the air of authenticity while track lighting inspired by an old sprinkler system elegantly illuminates the interior.
Combining the timeless with the trendy contemporary style with a world of contrasting textures in is truly a one-of-a-kind modern residence. But having previously come across some lovely Canadian homes by Boom Town it is barely surprising to see such an array of almost ‘rustic’ materials being used so elegantly to shape the unique interiors of this home.
A walk-on roof light was used to get this task accomplished while cleverly placed timber screens add to the privacy of the courtyard itself. Inside the home large windows exposed brick walls and steel framed doors constantly remind us of the structure’s past.
Well the innovative folks at Baumraum decided to turn this ‘dream holiday’ into an everyday lifestyle choice that allows homeowners to leave the rush of the urban jungle behind. Located in beautiful the is an exotic retreat that is far away from civilization.
Renovating classic homes from a distinct era that have a unique style of their own is indeed a hard task at the best of times. Transforming such structures into a modern family home requires a careful balancing act that combines sensitivity towards the past and a vision for the future.