Welcome to today’s gallery, featuring images of the Thorncrest house, a thoroughly modern design by Altius Architecture.
This house is sculpted in an ultra modern design meant to accommodate a family of six, plus guests. Centered around a two story height living room with overhead catwalk, private spaces orbit around this open concept design.
The construction offers ample exterior glass for natural lighting, with shade courtesy of deep roof overhangs and cantilevered volumes. You’ll notice light natural cedar and blue zinc cladding, amplifying the visual element in a way that the concrete structure could never achieve alone.
The environmentally minded designers included several important sustainability features in their holistic approach. Passive heating and cooling are an innate part of the structure, with interior radiant heating providing true warmth in the cold months.
Efficient lighting and appliances and water conserving fixtures are wrapped in a high performance envelope design. The home is truly innovative in every aspect.
In contrast with the first image, we see the home in a winter setting here, showcasing the bold, bright tones throughout the exterior, pairing blue zinc, Spanish cedar, and concrete for a truly modern presence.
This close view from the back yard highlights the passive heating and sunlit interior via immense floor to ceiling glass. The central living room space is seen here.
Here is the central living room, seen in the full light of day. Slate grey floor with patterned color rug seated between twin leather sofas anchors the open space, under unique “cloud” chandeliers.
Rich cherry wood flooring and white walls provide contrast, with lighter natural wood upper catwalk and ceiling panels keeping natural look. Art shelf defines edge of the sunken living room area.
Direct view of seating area: low slung leather sofas face off over glass and polished metal coffee table, with hanging white divider wall separating dining space.
Upper catwalk guarded by glass railings, with rich dark hardwood flooring throughout second floor. Central space can be seen to the right.
Here we have the dining room side of the central open interior, with natural wood table seating eight, next to tiered dark wood staircase on right, and raised hallway on left.
View from living room toward front entrance highlights both lush natural wood used throughout, and glossy red cabinetry center.
This unique touch adds an exciting burst of unnatural color to the home, with glossy surfaces concealing a bounty of storage space, greeting guests on their way in.
The kitchen is awash in a plethora of textures and tones, with natural wood raised hall from living room extending through, more glossy bright red cabinetry on left wall, and assortment of mounted grey minimalist cupboards above counter space. Bar seating at large white island and desk in corner add versatility.
Bathrooms feature expanses of marble and light natural hardwood throughout, with central “island” bath and walk-in glass door shower. Above-counter basin sink appears on left.
Long view of the bathroom, highlighting the marble flooring and bath surround, with built-in wood drawer storage. Smoked glass privacy wall features on left.
Here’s a look at the open living room space in night time, with gas open fireplace below interior-lit, hung dividing wall.
Finally, the exterior of the home glowing at night. Full height glass walls expose the warm, soft lighting and elegantly minimal structure elements.
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