Designed with careful balance between modernity and a cabin-inspired look by Refuge the French seems both classic and contemporary at the same time. Pops of color in the form of décor throw pillows and quirky details make a big difference to the overall apartment of the revitalized interior and give it a more cheerful feel.
It is Corten steel that gives this Aussie home its exceptional appeal as it adds both color and textural beauty to the structure. The custom corten panels were designed by the architects to improve the fire safety of the house and to shield it from the harsher elements of the bushland.
It is the new living area that is the heart of the rejuvenated residence with the kitchen in white sitting on one side and the dining area on the other. A series of pendants in gray recessed lighting and a lineup of smart windows illuminate this area perfectly both during the day and after sunset.
When a fire wiped out 4.5 acres of lush forest in Colorado along with a small cabin at its heart it inadvertently opened up the property for a bigger and bolder mountain home. Instead of going down the contemporary path homeowners of along with the creative minds at Renée del Gaudio took the classic route!
A textured cement wall acts as the backdrop for the entertainment unit and the floating shelves even as a double-sided couch helps demarcate and define space. Classic wooden French doors in the living room open to reveal the home workspace with the living and dining area also doubling as the home library study and activity zone.