Designed by Jaime Ortiz de Zevallos the home features an interior that is completely hidden from the world outside. Yet the rear part of the house opens up toward the garden and pool area with a cantilevered bedroom section providing shade for the outdoor living space below.
A style like Scandinavian perfectly lends itself to green design because of its innate simplicity practicality and emphasis on the minimal aspect of design. This is precisely why APPAREIL architecture opted for a modern Nordic look as they revamped an old home in Montreal to create a sustainable elegant and energetic home that is full of cheer.
It is an arrangement that offers both privacy and the best possible views from every room of the cabin. The rectangular form of the cabin its understated design and perfect form improve the insulation and ensure that no heat is lost during the cold winter months.
The design of the living room is simple uncomplicated and drenched in coastal goodness as a two-sided fireplace sits at the very heart of this mesmerizing setting. Comfy décor in gray ensures that the light color palette is left largely undisturbed even as the unique roof large windows and glass doors bring the outdoors inside.
Carefully planned cutouts shape the new basement-level music room and the lap pool next to the home even as the private spaces feel relaxed and inviting. Still inherently traditional and yet unmistakably modern on the inside this is a bushland home that bridges two different design philosophies.
Track lighting in black and Tom Dixon pendants in the same hue add to the dramatic appeal of the dining space with a beautifully-lit stairwell leading to the top floors. It is the rear of the house that completely opens up towards the large deck pool and spa zone outside thanks to the extensive use of glass walls and floor-to-ceiling glass windows.
The bedrooms move away from the more minimal modern look and embrace a more traditional ‘chalet’ style as one sees each of the rooms being engulfed in wood. The smart use of windows brings in ample natural light with high gabled ceilings adding to a sense of spaciousness and elegance.