The kitchen looks particularly stunning with its large wooden shelves that seem to form one giant seamless wooden wall with the white stone kitchen countertop stealing the spotlight. The living and dining spaces are housed in the lower level along with the modern kitchen. A sleek wooden staircase leads you to the top level where one can find the master bedroom and the bathrooms. Elegant and eco-conscious Hewitt Avenue Home is an amalgamation of both clean and green home design!
Technically our next featured dwelling isn’t a house–it’s a hotel! The Gruene Homestead Inn in New Braunfels Texas is billed as “one of the most distinctive units available” at the inn. And this unit is the equivalent of a one-bedroom loft apartment built into a 1940s grain silo.
The interior of the home boasts features such as custom cabinets and pinewood flooring. In addition to the kitchen this 130 square-foot home includes a bathroom a living room and a loft (not included in the square footage). Side note: the walls of the home feature painted hardboard and the ceiling is crafted from maple plywood.
There’s no denying that recycling helps the planet. So it’s no surprise that recycled (or upcycled) homes are the ultimate in sustainable living! Today we feature upcycled silos that have been transformed into amazing dwellings. It’s interesting that a container used to store grain can later be used to house people. Sound too surprising to believe? The pictures below are the proof…
But the real showstopper of this cool home lies beneath the vast pool that reflects the surrounding area and enhances the existing ambiance. The residential volume that houses the living area kitchen bedroom and the bathrooms is found below.
Rather than consisting of a silo converted into a home this next dwelling features silos that have been cleverly integrated into the architecture. In fact this amazing house by Hudson Architects is a converted 16th century Essex barn.
An open living space on the ground floor is the essence of the entire revamp as it stays constantly connected with the world outside. The refreshing pool and a green backyard are integrated visually into the living area by employing floor-to-ceiling slidding glass windows. The arcades rounded windows and the basic outline of the church are unaltered to ensure that the legacy of the past does not go unnoticed.