Carefully placed windows across the two different levels of the house offer wonderful view of the landscape while an exclusive glass observatory / sunroom provides even more mesmerizing views. It is hard to find an escape that is more reclusive and magical than this Andes retreat.
The most striking feature of the cabin from a distance is definitely is carbonized wooden board exterior that stands out even more thanks to the snowy slopes. Despite its minimal form the interior is inviting and tasteful.
Turning a densely vegetated lot into a setting that holds a lovely modern home is a tricky task that requires balance between eco-sensitive design and smart usage of space. Located in an urban lot that is still filled with greenery in Guernsey is a contemporary residence that has been carefully sunk into the lot without disturbing the existing topography in a drastic manner.
It almost feels like the home is trying to fly off the edge of the mountain and the very sight of the fabulous infinity pool here leaves you amazed. With the city of below and the sea in the distance you feel liberated inside this minimal masterpiece.
You can easily add a bed to this level to transform it into a comfortable guest room. Large glass window offers wonderful views of the landscape outside while top-notch insulation keeps out the winter chill. A larch deck acts as the connecting bridge between the new hangout in the yard and the main house which also underwent a major revamp.
Restoring the ruins of this forgotten home and turning it into a comfortable elegant and efficient modern home with an undeniable rustic soul are the creative folk from Christian Taeubert + .
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!
The building has its own little garden space which is shared with the original home a private entrance that is not connected with the main entryway and can be turned into a completely independent home down the line. A neutral color palette wooden accents and a splash of green turn this adaptable addition into a modern delight.