Attractive Zen Barn by Christopher Simmonds Architecture

Christopher Simmonds Architecture studio designed the Zen Barn located in Ottawa, Canada. This award-winning sustainable was designed with a minimalist interior, an attractive wooden exterior and is a candidate for a LEED for Homes Platinum rating. Zen Barn by Christopher Simmonds Architecture: The linear composition of this house and site is interrupted by the volumes of lightwells, stairs and courtyard. The resulting interpenetration of views, light and space along the […]


Serene Country House in Hungary by Budapesti Muhely

Budapesti Muhelyl architecture studio designed the H House located near Budapest, in the outskirts of the forest, in Sóskút, Hungary. This 180 square meter contemporary country house is set on 1.5 hectare of land was completed in 2011. H House by Budapesti Muhely: The disarmingly simple shingle-covered new house creates generous spatial relations on the 1,5 hectare land. The proximity of the bustling city life doesn’t mean that we can […]


Cedar Wood Clad Cozy Country House by Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects

Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects designed the Sebastopol Residence located in Sebastopol, California. The exterior of this house is clad in cedar wood and has a warm interior with predominantly wooden ceiling, wall and flooring. This 1,700 square foot contemporary country house was completed in 2008. Sebastopol Residence by Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects: Designed for two graphic designers, this house bridges between two stands of redwood trees, with the northern window […]


Charming Stone Walls of a Country House by DVA Arhitekta

DVA Arhitekta architecture studio designed the Country House located in Bijaca, Bosnia and Herzegovina. This charming family residence has a total floor area of 950 square meters set on 35,000 square meters of land. Completed in 2011. Country House by DVA ARHITEKTA: The approach of the proposal was to develop a residential complex in strong connection to the context. Located in a remote, poorly inhabitated part of West Herzegovina canton, […]


Rustic Home Over a Creek by Platt Architecture

Platt Architecture designed the Knob Creek Residence located in the forests of Cashiers, North Carolina. This beautifully rustic themed country home extends over a creek resembling a bridge. Photos by Platt Architecture


Untreated Beauty + Cottage in South France

What used to be a peasant farm in the south of France, interior designer Isabel López-Quesada foresaw potential of this land. A design basically sticking to the essential, imperfections were used to this home’s advantage. This cottage has beauty all its own.      Photos by Ricardo Labougle via Elle