The ambiance of the home is inviting and unassuming creating a sense of serenity the moment you step in. Unlike many other houses the master suite kids’ bedrooms with bunk beds and guest rooms occupy the lower level of the residence while the top two floors hold the public spaces. This was done to ensure that the living areas got the best possible views while the bedrooms combined a smart blend of privacy and openness.
An existing bedroom was turned into a beautiful master bedroom that exudes a cool semi-minimalist style. The children’s bedroom the study and the two revamped bathrooms complete this elegant house that relies on the lovely surrounding landscape to truly give it a sense of serenity and inimitable style. With plenty of greenery surrounding the house and even a tree house that has been converted into a compact home office this truly is a residence for those who love to live away from the big city rush!
Folks in Seattle from Coates Design Architects have a sweet tooth for concrete (so do we but I guess you got the idea already). The home they built the Dorsey Residence was designed as a structure that maximizes footprint by the use of vertical space. From afar it does look like an anonymous austere monumental concrete two-story building on the waterfront. Upon entering a new world opens up in front of you; it’s warm light and open.
The living room then connects to the outdoor deck without any interruptions. You can just as easily recline by the pool as you do indoors. A rectangular tunnel that serves as the overall structure of the living room lets in ample lighting and natural ventilation.
One of my all-time favorite design books is written in 1986 and packed with amazing photos showcasing the latest in urban design from the ’80s. The book was given to my husband and me when we moved to our new place and I’ve returned to it time and time again when brainstorming design ideas for our home. Even though the book is now decades old there are some timeless images that speak to popular loft style: the chic modern vibe the industrial look and the artist’s dwelling.
There’s something truly unique about this loft–low maintenance yet artistically curated. From the collection of plants and quirky finds displayed under cloches on the table by the windows to the assortment of indoor plants that add a fresh dose of greenery special flourishes are interspersed throughout the home:
Its proximity to Lake Tahoe the scenic landscape outside and the comfy interior combine to make your stay here unforgettable. While wood and glass dominate the front elevation the interior also uses stone in an elegant way to lend both textural and visual balance to the home.