Dubbed the lovely lakefront house was designed by DOOI Studio and with an extravagant use of glass the home blurs the line between the interior and the world outside. Clad in finned rosewood the exterior of the home paints an inviting cozy picture that is reminiscent of a cabin in the woods while the interior exudes a sleek contemporary vibe.
Not everyone is happy with changing a stunning old church into a trendy modern home. Some architects take this a step further by using the expansive and inspiring interiors of an old church as the background for an enthralling bookstore. The Selexyz Dominicanen Bookstore in Netherlands was conjured up and created by Merkx+Girod Architecten as a majestic Gothic church found a new lease on life.
The mood of the airy and modern living room swerves in a slightly different direction as the floorplan moves into the more traditional study. Lined with bookshelves the cozy space can be closed off with heavy curtains to become a private performance area. A small nook serves as a contemplative desk area to compose music and french doors reveal a small balcony for when a break is needed.
The cabin still stands proudly on the island today with a small stone wall around it and while the 97-year-old designer has cut back on summer visits to the retreat his family still values it incredibly! With majestic cathedral ceilings a large glass wall that brings the outdoors inside and warm wooden surfaces the cabin was inspired by Risom’s early life in Denmark and its idyllic summer homes.
This continuous stone wall starts right at the entry and extends all the way to the shower area in the master suite! Visually connecting one area of the home with the rest it gives the interior an additional texture as it keeps away the street noise.