Rustic Passive House, Barn And Sauna Tower Compound

Architecture and interiors firm BarlisWedlick created this eclectic compound designed to suit a client with an idiosyncratic wish list. The main house is constructed from structural insulated panels and clad in charred cedar. Connected to the main house by a narrow bridge, a three-story cedar tower with a sauna at its base recalls a tree... 
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Fairy-Tale-Like And Cozy Wooden Norwegian House

This luxurious Norway home with a black façade is 100% authentic and absolutely beautiful! Rustic interiors can boast of retro and Scandinavian touches, which make it perfect for spending winter holidays – it looks like a wooden home from a fairy-tale! Designers decided to keep the atmosphere and decorated the house with trunks, massive chandeliers,... 
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Modern Annex Home With Lots Of Wood In Decor

DUBBELDAM Architecture recently completed a residential project for a young couple in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The house was called Annex because it originally consisted of two volumes. The new interiors feature an open floor plan throughout, the most notable design feature being a large wooden volume that hides ductwork, storage and a bathroom. On the... 
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Box Green Home Built To Passive House Standards

This home in Portland, Oregon has simple, boxy forms starkly contrast with surrounding residences, its compact shape and modest scale help it fit into the traditional neighborhood without calling attention to itself. The house was built around a large birch tree, with dwarf fountain grass and porcupine grass planted in front. A weeping blue atlas... 
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Modern Family Lake House With Clutter-Free Interiors

What used to be the family’s campsite on Lake Superior in Wisconsin is now a fascinating family retreat. The interiors of the 1,280-square-foot main house are dressed in clear basswood, reflecting warmth and evoking closeness to nature. Simple decor creates a clutter-free environment. Its unusual shape is framed by a storage building and woodshed made... 
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Natural Vacation Escape Of Three Wooden Cabins

Three small pavilions connected by a deck form a summer retreat that balances privacy with a panoramic view—all in less than 900 square feet. Working around the site’s unique topography, design-build firm GO Logic created each structure at varying elevations. Among the three pavilions are the standard comforts of any home: a kitchen, living space,... 
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Halbhaus: 17th Century Modest Alpine Chalet Makeover

Halbhaus is a 17th-century timber-frame Swiss chalet located in the historic Swiss mountain village of Andermatt. Halbhaus (‘half house’ in German) originally stood next to a house that was its mirror image, but was lost to a fire several decades ago. The heart of the house is a double-height kitchen and living area. Whitened wood... 
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