But it is not just the passion for cycling that defines this stylish home as the homeowners wanted an interior that blended Scandinavian minimalism with a modern industrial style. Combining a polished industrial ambiance with natural materials and a refined color palette the interior has a balanced and soothing vibe
The owners of the home wanted a quick renovation that not only altered the existing floor plan and ambiance of the house but also improved its insulation and energy efficiency several fold. Taking on this task of refurbishment while giving the landscape outside a new revitalized look architects from ÁBATON Arquitectura completely transformed this three-decade-old Spanish home.
The most unique feature of the cabin is the use of human power to operate large movable shutters that cover the glass windows during the harsher winter months. Switching between complete insulation and unabated views this smart feature is controlled by a large hand wheel that is easy to operate. So as you bid adieu to your weekend refuge you can secure it completely without any fuss whatsoever!
Adding to this exclusive list is the dramatic which seems to rope you in with its charming façade in glass render and timber. Two narrow townhouses were chiseled out of a narrow lot by Sketch Building Design and shaped into ergonomic family homes with modern flair.
The striking two-story modern addition sits at the rear of the house and uses expansive glass windows and doors to connect the interior with the backyard. Designed by Steve Domoney Architecture the sparkling extension is barely visible from the street yet it efficiently expands the living area of the home.
Supported on four steel beams the three levels of the cabin offer wonderful views of the surrounding landscape from their elevated position. The lower level is used as a carport and a utility room while the top level features the large living area with kitchen and dining.
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.