The Breezehouse is popular prefab home maker Blu Homes’ most iconic home and for good reason. Named because of its glass walls that can fold open at the owners’ whim the breathtaking 2978-square-foot abode instantly becomes one with its surroundings making for some spectacular entertaining possibilities. Its eco-conscious features also allow it $15000 in average energy savings over 10 years.
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.
Some of these panels open up revealing sliding glass doors that act as an interface between the living area and the landscape outside. The design of the interior itself is simple and contains a small living area with a kitchen in the corner. A double bedroom and a bathroom complete the smart home.
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.
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
What’s better than a modern home? Why a modular modern home of course! Prefabricated dwellings not only cut construction time in half (or even down to a matter of days) they’re also typically more eco-friendly because they produce less waste. They often ring in at a lower pricepoint as well
The various bedrooms of the house spread across different levels embrace the same with decor and bedding adding pops of purple blue or green. A few furnishings such as the wooden dining table and dark dining table chairs bring a touch of contrast in a home that is otherwise dominated by white and neutral hues. Smart lighting and a flood of natural light further elevate the appeal of this cool home Down Under.