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 Cove 3 house by SAOTA involves a concept the create a living space to maximize the panoramic views and connections to the surrounding landscape. Check out more pictures of the residence below: Read more
Wow, we hate to be the ones to say it, but Christmas is well and truly on its way. We’ll soon all be singing Christmas carols and drinking eggnog. Then before we know it, it’ll be time to welcome in the New Year. Well, we think that with the holidays coming up you’ve probably already got enough to think about. So, we thought we’d help give you a little head-start in the interior design department by sharing with you, our pick of the hottest trends to look out for in 2015. Read more