So what better way to cap off this year and head into 2015 than by taking a look at this fabulous 17th century Grade II Listed cottage in that has acquired a smart contemporary extension! A project completed by Jonathan Tuckey Design in collaboration with Eastabrook Architects the Yew Tree House steals the show with its innovative makeover.
Let’s start off with a handsome house by modular housing heavyweight Resolution 4: Architecture. Called the Swingline Home this Hamptons vacation home is made of 7 stacked boxes manufactured by Simplex Industries and features two master suites five bathrooms and many luxurious amenities like a pool and roof deck putting to rest the idea that prefab homes need to be ho-hum.
Moving away from the design of traditional cabin retreats and swapping the classic woodsy mountain cabin style for versatility and sustainability the Delta Shelter in Mezama is truly ‘one of a kind’. This gorgeous cabin crafted by Olson Kundig Architects in steel and plywood minimizes wastage of material while giving its owners a low-maintenance sturdy getaway that will serve them for decades to come
The townhouse in focus has the living areas kitchen and dining space nestled on the lower level while the top floor houses the bedrooms and the bathrooms. Large openings in the ceiling of the lower level bring in ample natural light during the daytime as do the sliding glass doors connecting the kitchen with the simple rear courtyard
The unique architectural demands of townhouses and their narrow structures often result in some of the most fascinating and creative design solutions that you will ever come across. Brighton is a vibrant and hip beach-side suburb of that seems to be quickly becoming a hotspot for some of the most elegant and exquisite contemporary homes in Australia
Adding a contemporary extension to a timeless structure is always a risky proposition as one needs to take both the aesthetic and structural demands into consideration. Architects decided to go for a glazed glass pavilion with a dark steel and aluminum frame so as to make the transition from the stone walls to the contemporary materials as elegant as possible.
It is the middle floor that houses the two bedrooms and bathrooms along with a lovely entry. The prefabricated cabin wastes as little as possible both in terms of time and materials while matching most other mountain getaways in terms of comfort and aesthetics.