The home maintains remarkable material consistency, with Douglas fir cladding the beams, kitchen countertop, and interior walls. The open-plan kitchen absorbs views of the lake through an expansive glass wall. Courtesy of CORE Architects. This originally appeared in Modern Meets Rugged at This Off-the-Grid Retreat in Ontario.
A few big ideas—and some careful workmanship—transform the very small kitchen of a one-bedroom Brooklyn apartment into an expansive space suited to a young professional with a taste for design. The designers at Workstead devised a plan to use an offset grid of cabinets as a unifying element in slate gray that moves across the room and gives it a cool quietude. The backsplash tile is from Ann Sacks. Photo by: Jeremy Liebman This originally appeared in Dwell's Coolest Kitchens.
A MODERN GLASS ADDITION IN BELGIUM For this tiny house in the Belgian forest, a little extra square footage comes in the form of a glassed-in addition with a stellar view. In the living area, a Tufty-Time sofa by Patricia Urquiola for B&B Italia, a Soft Grid blanket by Established & Sons, and a wood-burning stove by Stûv keep her comfortable. Photo by Frederik Vercruysse. This originally appeared in 8 Sophisticated Rooms Around the World .
Architect Germán Brun created a cabin in the Ozark Mountains that reflects owner Jason Gordon's Buddhist beliefs by having as little impact on the environment as possible. A rainwater catchment system and photovoltaic array help keep this off-the-grid retreat as green as it is tranquil. Photo by Greg Clark. This originally appeared in How to Design with Gray.
The kitchen island is topped with PaperStone in slate and wrapped in the same steel used to clad the house’s facade. “We matched the color to create a ‘2001: Space Odyssey’ monolith,” Garlick says. He and his wife, Susan Elliott, a chef, cook at the commercial Wolf range they purchased at a restaurant supply store.
A prefabricated off-the-grid vacation home in eastern Washington provides not just a getaway, but lessons in learning to be one with the land. The steel cladding has developed a patina similar to the ochre-red color of bedrock found in the area. This originally appeared in Off-the-Grid Prefab Cabin Completely in Tune with Surroundings.