The slope of the terrain hides the lower level completely from street view while the top floor offers wonderful views of the birch forest and snow-covered winter landscape outside. The kitchen bathroom and dining area are draped in black and have a more polished appeal while bespoke touches set the home apart from its distant neighbors.
A dark kitchen island ample storage and shelf space along with Scandinavian style décor ensure that your stay here is pleasant and hassle-free. Prefabricated wooden elements inside the cabin present a lighter tone. A series of continuous windows open up the shelter towards the views outside with top-notch insulation keeping out the chills.
This multi-level makeover improves the interior with a new living area dining room and kitchen on the lower level that open up towards the deck outside. A new upper level contains the bedrooms along with two bedrooms on the existing part of the ground floor.
The sight of and the just outside the sweepingly large windows add to the majesty of the setting. A stone fireplace at the heart of the living area and a similar fireplace just outside provide perfect focal points for social gatherings.
Terrain plays a big part in defining the overall silhouette of the house and with the Little Big house on the slopes of Mount Wellington; it is the landscape that plays the most pivotal role in home design.
On the eco-friendly side of things an 8.4 KW photovoltaic panel is used to provide electricity for the house even as top-notch insulation and passive heating techniques cut back on power consumption. Add to this LED lighting and EnergyStar appliances and you have a revitalized residence where life is both merry and green!
This move towards big cities is even more prominent in the East with villages in countries like China and India facing the glowing problem of urban rush. Nestled in one such small suburban village of Beijing is the gorgeous – a home that was originally built in the 70’s and abandoned over the decades as its owners moved to the heart of Beijing.
This inimitable approach to textural contrast and design is carried indoors with smooth Venetian finishes standing next to custom ribbed walls in an effortless manner. Natural light and a neutral color scheme anchored in white bring a cheerful and contemporary appeal even as a lovely wooden deck and green wall complete the outdoor retreat.