Despite the large ranch that surrounds this modern retreat the structure itself is modest and occupies just. Divided into three distinct cantilevered units the house offers a wonderful view of the green ranch even while giving those inside all the privacy they need. It is concrete and corten steel panels that shape the exterior of House N with the formers used for the lower level and on the inside.
It is a curated balance of the natural and the man-made with the central courtyard acting as the common social zone. Flanked by the public and private wings of the house on one side and an outdoor living area along with a series of fruit trees on the other the courtyard is both spacious and secluded.
Whenever we come across contemporary farmhouse residences they are inevitably old renovated structures that are given a new lease of life. But the in Quebec is different from the rest. It was built by the creative folk at LAMAS to accommodate a couple who wished to combine their passion for art with agriculture and a rustic lifestyle.
A view of the distant mountains and the countryside add to the relaxing lifestyle at this hillside home even as an open plan living area does away with rigid boundaries on the inside. The kitchen dining and living room flow into one another and lead to the social zone outside.
The true highlight of the office though is the stunning events space at its heart which is integrated with the stairway and offers informal tiered seating. It is this box-style events area that hosts most of the meetings presentations and interactive sessions and is complete with IT and AV functionality. Creative efficient and built on a limited budget this Melbourne office captivates in more ways than one.
The was conceptualized and brought to life by Zen Architects and it does indeed feel like a place of ‘Zen’! This amazing Aussie home features a brilliant garden and a stunning cloak of green even as its striking two story structure welcomes in plenty of natural light.
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.