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."
The Sunset Strip Residence was designed by Mcclean Design Architects and features a two story structure with spectacular views. It also has a bar, glazed wine cellar, and an elongated see-through fire place visible from the family room. Check out more pictures of it in the gallery: Read more
All houses need to have an amazing kitchen. You probably already know this. But do you know the reasons why it’s so important? The kitchen is a very important room in the house. It isn’t just a place we go to eat and cook anymore; it’s a place to socialise, to work, and to relax. The kitchen is considered to be the heart of the home by the majority of people. If you need a good reason to have a kitchen remodel or to simply get your paint brushes out, take a look at the following points: Read more