Extraordinary rural farm house simply spectacular (12 HQ pictures)
Praises are not enough to describe this simply spectacular rural farmhouse that Christian Anderson Architects designed. This is placed in a valley, blending with the green scenic view. It is surrounded by a perfectly mowed lawn with trees and hills as part of its panoramic view. It stands perfectly there as if it is made for that location only. The house is spacious enough that just by looking at it, you can already tell that it can accommodate big families. This exceptionally proportioned home is all about generous spaces and a multitude of textures inside. The detailed vertical texture leaves a fantastic impression. White, black, and grey colors can be seen around the house including the wall, floors, and even in the furniture. These colors add to the character that the house exudes. They blend together just right and will charm you by adding a basic yet classy atmosphere around the house. It leaves you with a peace of mind and a relaxing feeling while you’re staying there. In addition, whether your taste in home interior changes over time, this farmhouse can be easily revamped to suit your preference. With its minimalist color scheme, you can easily add furniture pieces, […]
Outstanding Refurbished Timber Barn With Sunroom (8 HQ Images)
One of the most coveted home designs in the market is that of a Mediterranean style. Mediterranean style refers to those home design typically found in Mediterranean countries. It takes its unique style from Italian, Moorish, and Spanish architecture. If you are one of those people who prefer this style among others, then you’re going to love this fantastic timber barn house by Douglas VanderHorns Architects. Douglas VanderHorns Architects did an amazing job in refurbishing this timber barn home while preserving its innate beauty. The vast lawn area is taken from Mediterranean architecture and added to the barn’s overall aesthetic appeal. With a high ceiling and strategically positioned furniture pieces, the barn house creates a spacious look that suits well with barn’s interior. The living room is decorated with square pillows in flower printed cases. The chairs of the dining also match the pillows in the living room. The most beautiful area of the barn, the one that makes everyone envious, is its wine cellar. If you have a taste for good bottles of wine, then this must be your favorite place. The floor to ceiling room has myriads of wines inside with a rectangular table at the center. Some elegant-looking lampshades are also […]
Exclusive Timber Frame Home (27 HQ Pictures)
Truly considered to be one of the most sophisticated timber frame houses ever made, this Exclusive Timber Frame Home made by Ksaarch is definitely one that you can’t just overlook. It is hard not to glance at this magnificent house due to its enormous size. Of course, it is not only its size that makes it appealing; together with its hugeness, this classy house is packed with great interior and exterior designs, color combinations, lights, and beams and arcs so sturdily made that you can’t help but find beholding it indulging. Also, one cannot simply deny how great having an outdoor campfire area is; when there are several chairs surrounding the campfire, having marshmallows and stories are just ideal casual activities. Another thing so magical about this house is that when the night comes and darkness engulfs the whole surroundings and the houselights are then switched to life, everything becomes extra delightful. Because the house is made with so many glass windows, nightfall always would make the whole house lit up with brightness. Surely, a house that has great outside would also look excellent inside. The interior of the house is truly breathtaking. The lighting simply brings out the elegance […]
DIY small and adorable cabin only for 13K (4 HQ pictures)
A DIY small and elegant log cabin made of high-quality lumber by Cabins and Outdoors is the answer if you’re in need of extra space. It can be anything you desire; a gym, a home office, a pool house, an artist’s studio, a guest house, a hunting or fish cabin, a man cave or just a haven within your home. This can be built by yourself with the help of a family member or friend, depending on the model size you want. You can also have it built for you. The cabin can rest directly on the ground. The thick floorboards (1 inch) just need to be treated to protect it from moisture. If you would want to add more design, you can have it rest on a wooden or a stone deck. This will allow you to add outdoor furniture suitable for family gatherings or small parties. Its facade has a double pane real glass front door entrance and two large floors to ceiling windows. The same windows are found at the side of the cabin. The home will not require any interior finishing. The natural color will suit any design or purpose you decide for the […]
On-lake-shore home with amazing view – everyone’s dream (15 HQ pictures)
This rustic-style cabin sitting on a lakeshore with unparalleled scenery is a work of art by none other than Dan Joseph Architects. This mountain cabin could be a perfect haven for your dream getaway, considering the master plan and site development it sits on. Imagine waking up to this paradise surrounded by nature and a fresh breeze of the air near a lake. The entire development is said to include the rustic cabin 1800 square feet in size, horse barn, and the three-story primary residence for the owner. It is a very invigorating feeling indeed to live at such kind of abode but what is even more interesting is that this rustic cabin is more than just a nice cozy house you could live in as it is certified to be a LEED Platinum structure. Now, what are structures bestowed with such title? Known as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, buildings certified as LEED by US Green Building Council (USGBC) are considered sustainable buildings that only have minimal practices and elements harming the environment. From materials used and construction processes to building operations upon completion, the LEED structures are considered pro-nature unlike most of the constructed buildings nowadays. With […]
Award winning unique wooden house extension (5 HQ pictures)
This award-winning unique wooden house is a masterpiece of Adam Knibb Architects. This is called award-winning because it is a winner of “The Daily Telegraph Homebuilding & Renovating Awards” and got shortlisted in “RIBA Regional Award.” This only proves to the public that it can compete with other architectural works. The newly converted dwelling place (see pictures below) in St. Old Swithun‘s school site is called Austen House. The clients really love the location, but they would love it more if there is a room facing south. With that idea, they came to Adam Knibb Architects and a bit uncertain if this can be possible. Without any hesitation, the company made the customer’s preferences into reality and came up with this clever and creative solution. Beside the house, there’s a parking space wherein cars are very occasional. It made this project push through with the plan of building the extension just right above this space. Since this is just within the city center conservation area, it must devote itself from the main building with its materiality as well as the design. This timber extension only touches the building lightly. It cantilevers out over the entrance wherein it gives […]
How to Build Energy Efficient Timber Home?
On top of aesthetics and durability, another main factor that we should not overlook in building a new timber home is its energy efficiency. This won’t only be beneficial budget-wise, but this is also an environmentally friendly move. To help you enjoy an energy efficient timber home, consider the following tips. On Heating & Cooling A house’s heating and cooling system could consume the greatest expense. In fact, this is said to cover 56% of the energy use of an average American home. Given the rise of energy rates, it’s about time to choose the most energy-efficient alternatives. You can start with solar water heating and geothermal heat pumps. Solar Water Heating Heating water consumes a quarter on each penny spent for energy bills. Thus, it’s ideal to simply install a solar water-heating system. This includes collectors, plumbing systems, and storage tanks. It’s very simple. Even your grandparents know how it works. Instead of consuming electricity or gas, the constant energy of the sun powers the solar thermal systems to heat water for a home. Since electricity or gas consumption is cut down, huge savings can come your way. Not to mention the perk that there are some states offering […]
Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) – Ultimate Money Saver for Your Timber Home!
SIPs or structural insulated panels, also known as stress-skin panels are a great option as they’re reliable, cheap, and eco-friendly. The wall system of SIP can stand the test of time while keeping your budget intact. Professional companies who want the most efficient systems make use of structural insulated panels to surround their house projects since they are faster to install and can minimize thermal bridging. It’s a budget-friendly choice as well, given the increasing cost of the heating and cooling systems today. The use of SIPs can help homeowners save around 60% on their energy costs per year. Let’s talk about the facts The new building code requirements for residential construction has now been made stricter in terms of wall and ceiling energy efficiency. To meet this requirement well, SIPs is the best option. The best part is that SIPs fuse a strong wall, hearty installation, and exterior sheathing to a single step: fasten the panel to the home’s exterior. This enables a quick and simple installation. Though different products from different manufacturers may vary, SIPs today generally have a firm core of insulation packed in two good layers of OSB or oriented strand board. Other materials needed in […]