For those who haven’t heard of the term it is a self-contained home that provides separate living quarters for the elders in the family. Located on the same lot as the main home these detached structures offer privacy for everyone involved while bringing the entire family together.
Bringing the past and the present together in a truly captivating fashion the house uses decor in diverse styles ranging from contemporary and Asian to midcentury vintage and even salvaged! It is this imaginative approach towards eclectic design that turns a seemingly mundane old structure into an inviting fun and exciting home that showcases the personality of its own and their wide art collection.
This modular German cabin by allergutendinge can be disassembled and reassembled so it can be transported from one location to another. There’s a dining area on the first floor and a sleeping loft in the middle. The top opens to the sky.
Contrast is a wonderful thing when it comes to white stucco! In the next image we see how dark trim beautifully complements a creamy stucco home highlighting the large number of windows. Last but not least we see a Mediterranean-style stucco home in the image below.
Of course the reason it has become the standard practice is because it makes plenty of sense and works more often than not. But when faced with the challenges of a unique lot on a narrow limestone ridge next to Specht Harpman Architects decided to flip things around and design a rooftop entry.
We are often bound by the traditions and conventions that surround us and the world of interior design is no different. The idea of an entrance being located on the lower level of the house leading into the ground floor living area is something that seems a constant in most homes across the world.
The large roof overhangs the decks and also protects the large glass walls from winter weather and sun during the warmer months. Bedrooms and bathrooms are recessed into the back of this Washington State cabin (by Balance Architects) for coziness and privacy.