Pinewood is often associated with uninspired run-of-the-mill furniture and interiors. Yet this versatile timber has many modern applications. Long-lasting and sustainable there is a certain honest and homey quality about ; still it offers so much more. The interiors featured below reflect a clean contemporary expression of pinewood’s use in residential spaces. Aesthetic and striking they showcase its capacity for good design.
The design of this exquisite holiday home moves away from unnecessary excesses and relies on simplicity of form frugality of material and durability crafted to withstand harsh local weather. At its heart this is simply a large protected veranda that is surrounded by a rainforest!
The modern farmhouse borrows from vernacular design in the region and embraces the native charm of Vermont and Quebecois barns in general. Its lovely wood exterior is punctuated by carefully placed windows that blend modernity with an air of timelessness.
It is the wooden balcony and the stained cedar-clad walls on the upper level that give a certain amount of contrast to an otherwise monochromatic street façade. Keeping out noise and unnecessary intrusions the basement home office towards the south corner of the house lets the homeowners work in peace.
On the other side of the TV wall is another small informal relaxation space along with custom shelving a small kitchen dining area and home office zone. Each and every room of the house embraces minimalism with a dash of inviting warmth even as clever change in flooring and lighting delineates spaces without visual fragmentation.