When people think of Peru the first thing that comes to mind is an exotic land with iconic images of the renowned ‘Inca Trail’ in the forefront. But there is a lot more to this quickly developing South American nation than just mystic aura of a civilization lost in time.
We end by turning our attention to Leaf House designed to shelter a family of four. Built from Forest Stewardship Certified timber and reclaimed materials this is one eco-friendly home! The space is 215 square feet including a 55 square foot sleeping loft. The photos that follow are courtesy of Leafhouse/Laird Herbert via Tiny House Talk.
At the entrance a wooden staircase with a unique design is the main focal point. The huge living room invites to a warm and cozy environment where huge floor-to-ceiling windows create a flawless transition between the and the. Folks from Belzberg Architects where right on spot to use to meet the client’s need for a
Adding more charm to this mesmerizing home there’s also a small pool to make those sunny summer days more bearable and a fancy terrace to enjoy a cold beer with the family in the evenings or a good cup of coffee in the morning while reading the news. Saying that this is a dream home is nothing but an understatement. Not sure about you but we’ve just been left drooling …
Many of the Paradigm dwelling features celebrate the environment including a solar panel rainwater collector rainwater tank greenhouse composting unit with waterless toilet and Energy Star appliances. Not to mention each home has a super insulated shell.
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.
The dwelling’s bathroom continues the wood and tile motif adding decadent elements such as his-and-hers sinks. Even though it’s in the middle of a silo this powder room features signature hotel room flourishes such as an abundance of plush washcloths and towels: