Nothing beats the cozy snug appeal of a beautiful cottage-style home that is surrounded by a lush green landscape and bright colorful flowers. It epitomizes the image of an ideal relaxing hub where most of us would gladly wane away days and hours while escaping the unending rush of our daily urban lives. Combining this comfortable cottage appeal with a color palette that borrows from the coastal look as well as accents that seem trendy and industrial this lovely home near in evokes memories of a dreamy lazy summer evening!
Trying to build a traditional and tranquil home in a modern city can be a challenging task. A classic Japanese home is often the best way to get around this problem. Bringing together the tried and tested design essentials of Japanese architecture and an elegant modern style the gorgeous in Nagano is a perfect example of the best of both worlds. Crafted with care by Studio Aula every element in the home reflects serenity simplicity and inherent care for the globally loved Japanese way of life.
A large bedroom for children is shared by both daughters and was created combining two smaller rooms that existed in its place. Old abandoned shelves and reclaimed wooden pallets have been turned into shelves with simple carpentry skills and some repainting!
Minimal and understated the decor is also kept as simple as possible with large pendants and paper lanterns stealing the show. While the first floor houses the private spaces the lower level holds an open-plan living area along with a smart bedroom that leads to the revamped garden. With sliding glass doors translucent panels and shoji screens the switch between privacy and open flowing interiors is seamless indeed.
Reclaimed wood accents are coupled with pristine white walls and metallic pendants to bring together a wide array of textures. A living room that is both comfy and serene offers unabated views of Lake Wisconsin while the stone fireplace becomes the focal point of the room.
Incorporating passive cooling techniques and blurring the lines between the indoors and the exterior the house actually encourages its residents to spend as much time away from the hustle and bustle of modern life as possible. With understated class frugality and eco-sensibility the Ozone House truly stands out from the pack!
A large pool and a spacious deck with ample seating options make up the core of the backyard while a series of indoor courtyards usher in ample ventilation and visual contrast. Largely clad in stone and glass the reflective features of each surface and their interplay with light gives the Float House its exceptional sheen. Visually enchanting this exclusive home shows the true brilliance of reflective pools when done right!