A ground source heat pump and a wood-fired boiler provide additional heating in the winter months while the smart system of shades ensure that there is absolutely no necessity of air conditioning in the summer months. Essentially this is a farmhouse that cuts back on power consumption and aims to reduce its carbon footprint as much as possible.
Designed by in situ studio this contemporary home in North Carolina sits on a plot that has a steep slope with the street on one side and a hill on the other. Surrounded by greenery life at this smart family home is a blend of natural serenity and refined modernity.
Below the wall-mounted TV is a wooden unit that runs all the way across the room and also doubles as a lovely window seat when needed. This unit offers plenty of storage space without disturbing the seemingly ‘wood and white’ color palette of the home.
Moving from a small condo in the busy Market Street to a more tranquil contemporary home in the West Plaza neighborhood of the homeowners of wanted a residence that has the appeal of a loft.
As one flips through some of the best lofts and apartments in Vancouver it is industrial style that undoubtedly holds sway. But this lovely condo on moves away from the modern industrial craze and adopts a refined Scandinavian style.