This Fallen Maples Home in Issaquah, Washington is nestled into a large forested site that takes environmental sensitivity to a new level:
Completed by Gelotte Hommas, this home manages to balance day lighting and heat loss thanks to several eco-friendly in-built features. The designer explains:
"Maple trees harvested from the site were milled to provide the material for all the door and window trim, the cabinets, and special finish carpentry such as screens, a bench facing the kitchen, and the fireplace mantel. The result is a home that is truly of the site, not merely on the site. With all primary living spaces on the main floor, there is a strong connection between the house and the site. The great room features a soaring roof that opens to the trees that surround a small lawn area carefully sculpted within the forest. This roof extends over a partial upper floor containing bedrooms and a study loft that overlooks the great room. This is a delightful family home that truly connected to its site, both physically and emotionally."
I’m pretty certain we’re all getting bored of the cold weather by now. When the weather is starting to get me down and make me feel glum, I like to give my house a bit of a makeover. If I can make things a little brighter in the home, it puts me in a better mood as I remember that summer is on its way! Plus, if you gave your home a winter makeover, dark colours and fluffy decorations aren’t really going to suit the summer vibes. Use these tips to help you brighten up your home: Read more
Remodelling your home can be a challenge even if you have no other distractions in life. When you combine work, family and a tight budget to the mix, you may really start to struggle with any kind of project going on in the house that may cause a distraction. A tight budget affects most of us at one time or another, but often we just have to get on and complete the project no matter what. Read more
Designer Chris Heininge found a way to turn 280 square feet into something livable and completely beautiful. On the outside, this house may appear small, but it is packing some real luxury inside, which is all that matters. Check out the gallery below: Read more