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.
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.
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.
Set in California’s impossibly picturesque Sonoma CA this modular beauty by Method Homes boasts a bold cantilevered element and took about four months to complete. The house itself was designed by Chris Pardo Design: Elemental Architecture of Seattle and Palm Springs while the owners installed the landscaping themselves as well as an envy-inducing swimming pool overlooking a pristine valley below.
Centered around a peaceful minimalist lifestyle the residence also has an interesting ability — the exterior can be folded up onto itself to secure the home for transport or when the owners are away for extended periods of time.
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
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.