Large temperature difference between day and night a region that is vulnerable to frequent earthquakes and its isolated presence on a large piece of rural agricultural land were the factors that defined the style and finish of in Colina Santiago .
Moving away from the more expansive lakeside cabin designs that one can find across the gorgeous Norwegian landscape this minimal and modern cabin is draped in pinewood and glass.
Part of the tranquil Sherwood Oaks neighborhood in Texas the remodel relies on a new floor plan that separates the master bedroom from the other bedrooms of the house and breezy décor that ushers in pops of bright cheerful color.
Finding a new way to insulate the unique roof of the house that keeps out tropical heat and training local workers to adapt to new construction techniques were the two biggest challenges that architects faced during the execution of the project. The result though is a cost-effective practical and inventive dwelling that makes life for its residents a whole lot easier!
Overlooking the bustling bay area in the distance the lovely home has a striking skillion roof and a large open plan living area with helical stairs on opposite ends. Designed by Vaughn McQuarrie a wall of glass connects the living are of the home on the lower level and the bedroom and home office on the mezzanine level with the view outside.
Spatially the three different structures of the house contain three specialized areas with the edifice in the foreground housing the living area kitchen and other public spaces. One of the two rear structures hosts the master bedroom suite with the other containing the kids’ bedroom. An undulating roofscape puts the final touches on a truly mesmerizing lakeside home.