arts and crafts
build : 2004
eclectic home with creative finishes
One of the great joys of my work is creating new home designs for exceptionally talented clients. I've always felt that good design depends on team work - and one of our goals is to provide varied and unique designs that reflect individual owners requirements.
Here the owners presented us with some indication of what type of house materials they wanted to incorporate - we had to put it together and make it work as a design.This small arts and crafts house I feel is one of these prime examples. Using simple yet unusual materials like corrugated iron the house takes on a unique character.
Heavy wood fascias, large solid douglas-fir posts coupled with a simple and geometric plan this design makes a delightful home.With brick interior walls to the kitchen, ample use of stainless steel in places, concrete countertops and creative decorating this home offers visual delights almost everywhere you look.
A fun, exciting little home yet "timeless in nature" as the materials used are all genuine in their own right which in turn provide lasting viewing pleasure.
CREDITS: Morville Homes (Bernard Morel)
Extensive use of genuine douglas fir wood beams
kitchen - note brick wall (window side)
brick close up
side view of kitchen
Concrete bathroom countertops
powder room vanity basin
Corrugated iron siding
Eclectic mix of materials makes an interesting entry
Even with it's eclectic style the house is still gentle in nature and somwhat understated and fits in well with the urban fabric
creative material mix creates interesting architecture