The owners of the house previously lived in a larger Edwardian home but wanted a more modern trendy house even if it meant sacrificing some space. This bright contemporary home offers all that and a whole lot more with its unassuming charm!
The exterior of the private residence is clad in low-maintenance cedar giving it a warm inviting appeal while its deft design combines adequate privacy with wonderful views. Dark cement boards separate the house from the shared laneway while a simple breakfast room welcomes you inside and also doubles as an indoor porch.
The cottage has a living area and a dining bar a kitchen and a bathroom (plus front porch) on the main floor and a sleeping loft upstairs. This cottage is used by the family as an additional space to their home. Keeping the decor very simple helps maximize space in Karen’s Cottage but it definitely has an earthy homey feel nonetheless which is fitting for its suburban locale. Images via TinyHouseBlog.
The lower level also houses the kitchen and the dining area on an elevated platform along with a sunken living room while large sliding doors coupled with sheer curtains connect the interior with the backyard.
Three mature oak trees around the house along with the flood plain and the views outside determined the orientation of the home. Metal glass and wood are used extensively throughout the design and one can clearly see a wonderful fusion of the rustic and the contemporary.