It is amazing how modern designers and architects are integrating seamlessly different styles and design ideas to create contemporary homes that are not just sleek and stylish but also warm and inviting. That seems to be precisely what the travel aficionados Colin and Carolina Cormac wanted for their new home in Southern California and the pair approached Craig Schultz of Laidlaw Schultz Architects to turn their vision into reality. While one of them wanted a sleek modern and minimalistic look the other wanted a warm look that is captured by wooden surfaces and vibrant colors.
Comfortable cabins set in nature’s lap are indeed a great way to spend a memorable holiday and definitely help when it comes to escaping the hustle and the rush of the monotonous city life. And while traditionally the mental image of a cabin set in a lush green outback is of a structure clad and crafted out of wood the Swinomish Indian Reserve cabin breaks away from that trend. This dramatically distinct cabin has been clad largely in glass and pretty much looks like one giant ‘glass house’ which enables you to stay connected with nature at all times.
The home has a boxed-shaped design and the top level has been intentionally designed in such a way that it is 3 meters cantilevered over the rest of the base and that gives the home its distinctive look. The interiors have been revamped elegantly using wood in a very soft and pleasant shade while the extra space created now offers both better ventilation and also a larger sun deck. Simple and resourceful.
Other than the mid 20th century Broadway musical and film what comes to mind when you hear the words “?” For most these two words invoke a deep longing for a several week holiday in paradise. Indeed the South Pacific is home to some of the most picturesque and popular vacation spots in the world including. These islands boast cloudless skies power-like sand and crystal clear waters full of tropical fish. In fact the South Pacific brings in tourists from around the globe all year long.
The wooden folds that can be opened and closed at your will give the bedrooms in the top floor all the privacy that they need and also allow for ample natural ventilation during daytime. Neutral shades and the use of grays ensure that the interiors are chic and fashionable with décor being kept uncomplicated and elegant. The design of the pool also complements the basic structure beautifully while the ample patio space allows you to kick back and put your feet up after a long day’s work.
In fact if you were one of those picky types that wants everything and anything that is possible to be incorporated stylishly into the interiors of your house then you would find this pretty much as close to perfect as possible. If the sheer magnitude of the house does not please you then one look at what it has to offer will surely change your mind.
Contemporary homes and modern architecture are indeed all about smooth designs with well defined edges and a touch of minimalism. But the growing pattern among architects and designers seems to be the integration of the exterior with the interior and offering the residents the best possible views that each location can provide.