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
A sculptural timber staircase with glass railing becomes the focal point of the home as it connects various design elements inside the classy residence with panache! The tranquil pond underneath the staircase adds to this captivating ambiance while providing an interesting and delicate balance of elements.
One of the important factors that defined the overall look of the house was its placement on a corner block. This meant that the top floor needed to be completely hidden from the street to ensure adequate privacy while the rear opens up towards the sheltered backyard
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!
The lavish home has a beautiful street façade that offers complete privacy while the living area kitchen and dining space open up towards the rear of the home. While one side of the home contains the master suite along with a private terrace the other end houses guest bedrooms along with the laundry room
One of the most impressive features of the trendy new rear expansion is the sunken living area kitchen and dining space which neatly sit between the tranquil pond on one side and a refreshing pool on the other. This large space acts as the social area of the revamped residence and allows for greater interaction between family members
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