Contemporary Getaway

By Dan Gregory

Two story shed-roofed cabin is a nature viewing platform.

This house, by architect Peter Brachvogel and Stella Carosso, Plan 479-12, is all about connecting with a woodsy, lakeside, or country setting -- with walls of operable windows to capture the view. The two story living-dining area and kitchen and expanses of glass make this small 727 sq. foot home feel much larger than it is. The sleeping loft above the bath and kitchen-dining area shares the view and feels a little like a treehouse. A large glazed canopy and an outdoor fireplace just outside the main space create a welcoming outdoor room for entertaining and relaxing and add to the vacation ambience. 

It's a seductive modern getaway that would work well on a lot with a view. And, as the architects state: "If a second bedroom is required it would be fairly easy to add it to the back of the house."

To brows all of Peter and Stella's plans click here.

Sat Mar 29 00:00:00 PDT 2014