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 Blue Crest model (shown below) consists of two modules resulting in a 4-bedroom 2 1/2-bath residence that includes a screened porch a garage and a deck:
The site on which these huts rest was once an RV campground. The homes are grouped as a team yet each one faces the mountains so the view is expansive rather than crowded. For more information on renting these stunning homes located in located in Washington’s Methow Valley check out Rolling Huts.
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.
Ready to roll with it? So are these amazing rolling huts! These wheel-clad dwellings were created to meet the need of accommodating visiting guests. They boast a low-tech design while still managing to be chic.
If we were the woman in the next image we would be gazing at the beautiful green lawn outside thanking our lucky stars for the expansive windows that allow for such a wonderful view. And planning a little picnic in the slatted structure outside which is called Pergola. This shade building can rest beside a home or it can be a welcome addition to the garden. Optional features (such as a glass roof) allow you to customize the item to best suit your needs.
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.