Laced with simplicity and an air of casualness this is a makeover that seamlessly fuses structural and aesthetic elements. Expanding an existing home to meet the growing needs of a young family the turns to the tried and tested method of blurring the lines between the interior and the inviting backyard.
A custom designed cottage set on the banks of Lake Rosseau in Muskoka Ontario the is a fabulous holiday home that combines rustic style with modern comfort in a captivating fashion.
The kitchen which underwent a complete makeover now features white cabinets with shaker-style doors open floating wooden shelves and a ceramic tiled backsplash. An inviting dining space in white sits right next to the kitchen even as large windows bring in ample natural light to create a bright breezy ambiance.
Features such as the checker board wall paneling next to the stairs that contains cutouts for the wine collection of the homeowners the custom-crafted sliding door next to the stairs with a paint-drip feature hexagonal wall tiles in the bedroom and a gorgeous plant screen add texture pattern and uniqueness to various spaces of the residence. It is such ingenious refined touches that truly transform this Auckland retreat!
A panoramic terrace allows the residents to take in 360-degree views of the wild outdoors and the sunken design of the home itself lets it seamlessly blend with the scenery. Complete with a wine cellar and outdoor lounge this is truly a masterpiece that is all about reconnecting with nature without being intrusive and leaving an ungainly damaging footprint.
The living area also contains the kitchen and dining room with two bedrooms four bathrooms and a balcony with infinity pool completing the lavish getaway. But this is a residence that is more about its architectural brilliance than just extravagant space!
Sustainability is the key factor that drives every little aspect of the The Cave with 90 percent of all materials used in the construction of the house being derived from ranches and sandbanks around it. Old metal sheets and hardwood were sourced from an abandoned railway track nearby while earth and stone from the site were cleverly used to create a perfectly insulated yet airy living space.