The philosophy of ‘less is more’ seems to be getting popular pretty fast. The number of homes that are adopting and adapting to the trend of minimalism and semi-minimalism is a tribute to this design principle. It is both aesthetically and economically sound strategy to employ and the Hewitt Avenue Home in Toronto Canada seems to have chosen a similar path. Designed by Altius Architecture the home owners wanted a sleek efficient and ergonomic modern home.
Water cascades and courses offer a unique and inimitable look to the home as they greet you every time you move between the main section of the residence and the private wings. Stone and wood complement the use of glass while stylish décor a modern kitchen and interesting art work give the home an exclusive appeal. Throw in the sleek fireplace warm lighting and a lush green garden and you have a complete and tasteful modern residence.
We begin with Tall Man’s Tiny House a home designed by brothers Adam and Aaron Leu (who are both 6′ 7″ tall–hence the name of the home)! What makes a house tiny? Generally the phrase “tiny house” refers to a dwelling that is less than 1000 square feet. And this compact home definitely qualifies…
Creating a modern residence that offers gorgeous views and maintains the delicate balance of the surrounding natural setting is indeed a hard task. Architect Quico Jorreto has successfully managed to accomplish this by conjuring up and bringing to life this amazing house overlooking Miño River in Galicia Spain. Surrounded by a beautiful green landscape the home utilizes the available landscape to perfection as it offers those inside with unabated views of the river terrain while providing a comfortable retreat.
The home gym and a wine tasting room add to the value of the residence while a modern kitchen and spacious dining room complete the home. Easy on the eyes and ravishing to the core the home is a perfect amalgamation of classic 1892 architectural elements with modern open design and stylish interiors. This is truly a lesson in stunningly seamless renovations!
The structure of the home mimics the letter ‘H’ in its form with the living dining and lounge spaces forming the central hub while the personal quarters and the bedrooms are confined to the flanks on both sides. The interiors are both spacious and well ventilated with extravagant use of glass being an apparent feature all around. The passages to the wings are compressed between gently moving water courses inspired by the canals of Suzhou and Venice.
Our next featured Tiny House rests on a flatbed trailer. Built by Jenine Alexander with the help of her friend Amy Hutto the space includes both upper and lower sleeping lofts as well as full trailer hook-ups for electric propane and water. The home can also nicely accommodate any solar wind or hydro power system.