A home that combines the historical past of with a modern lifestyle was designed by Bates Masi Architects to meet the needs of a young couple and their growing family. It is the potato barns in the region that offered the template for this lovely fusion of past and present as the exterior of the home borrows from their classic design.
Located in the beautiful city of Carmel-by-the-Sea California this cozy home was originally a Mid-Century era structure that was in need of a breezy contemporary update. But Studio Schicketanz not only altered the interior of the aging structure but also gave it an entirely new context by turning it into the very first LEED-certified home in the neighborhood.
Finding a relaxing nook in the cosmopolitan hustle and bustle of can be a hard task at the best of times. Set on an uneven lot and overlooking the distant mountains a natural gradient and the distant sea by NOEM offers this serene getaway thanks to the landscape around it and a smart architectural design.
There is also a dedicated spa zone with hot tub that turns the backyard into a personal retreat for the homeowners even as clever inexpensive design choices in the rest of the home make up for this little splash of indulgence!
Instead of using wood for its exterior structure (which is often the norm in the region) LAB606 opted for concrete blocks that offered proper insulation while cutting down the costs drastically. It is this smart use of concrete along with metallic window frames shutters and doors that gave the residence its final shape.
Clad in laminated wood and glass the exterior of the house is distinctly modern and a high pergola adds to its unique presence. The pergola is much more than an aesthetic addition as it keeps away direct sunlight even while providing lovely shade for the dining space on the wooden deck.
The interior is a beautiful blend of iconic midcentury décor pieces ingenious lighting fixtures the personal art collection of the cabin’s new owner and of course plush contemporary furniture that gives it a comfy vibe.