The unabated views of Washington Lake Mt. Rainier and North Cascades defined the way the house was conceived. Adding to this gorgeous natural setting is the use of water features inside the home to create an ambient atmosphere.
The wheels of each rolling hut help to elevate the structure so guests can enjoy an optimal view… Ready for a glimpse at the interior? The modern design does not disappoint. In fact these dwellings were designed by Tom Kundig of Olson Kundig Architects. Note the warm wooden details and the earthy glow of each space:
The kitchen celebrates the corrugated metal construction of the silo complementing the cool silver tones with warm wooden cabinets. Metallic drawer pulls and handles tie it all together:
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.
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!
The presence of a well-placed glass window in every single room allows for ample ventilation while also keeping those inside visually bonded with the fresh and green surroundings. In some rooms multiple giant glass windows have been employed to increase this connectivity. Large and flowing interiors seem even more spacious as one single tone of white has been used throughout.
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.