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.
When it comes to unique homes we’re on a roll… This month at Decoist we’ve delighted in featuring a range of one-of-a-kind dwellings from to. Today we take a peek into the world of houses on wheels. What makes them so alluring? Their mobility? Their compact size? Their modern design? You decide!
This was achieved by employing along with aesthetic interiors and a fine balance of various building materials to create the desired outcome. The house uses a fine blend of wood and stone to create a semi-minimalist interior that are clad in gentle and sober shades. It has all-white walls that bring out the natural beauty and warmth of wood to perfection while the décor and furnishings have also been kept pristine to further accentuate this effect.
The semi-buried unit employs large floor-to-ceiling glass windows on one of the sides to ensure there is ample natural ventilation while the reflection pool on the roof helps regulate the temperature inside without too much reliance on artificial heating systems.
Ready for a showpiece that will knock your socks off?! Introducing the Vail Grant House a home designed by Brooks + Scarpa Architects and built from prefabricated structural concrete insulating panels. As noted on The Daily Green these panels (SCIPS) are constructed from 60% recycled material such as wire mesh made from recycled auto parts.
The spacious dining room a modern kitchen a home bar and plush bedrooms await you inside. The patio with an open fireplace a refreshing pool and plenty of deck space allows you to enjoy many an evening outside while taking in the numerous sights and sounds of the surrounding landscape.
From Colorado to Calgary there are plenty of skiing grounds that attract visitors from all over the world. No wonder then that an enthusiastic couple wanted a magical getaway built in one of Ontario’s private ski resorts; a task that has been completed with sparkling brilliance by designers from Atelier Kastelic Buffey.