The lower level contains bedrooms a guest room laundry and additional spaces while it is the second level that houses the main living area kitchen and dining space along with the master suite. It is the step-styled arrangement of the each space that delineates one from the next while minimizing the necessity of walls and partitions.
Designed by Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects this 160-acre homestead was abandoned for over three decades before its current owners turned the lot into a hub for a healthy and sustainable lifestyle that puts nature in pole position. Nestled in the picturesque the design of the house draws its inspiration from the classic barn structure.
The lower level also contains the master bedroom closet and bathroom while the top level houses additional private spaces an amazing playroom with a custom climbing wall a nursery and a game room that was previously the bell tower!
For the wife who is a sculptor a separate workspace that is connected visually with the living area provides the perfect home office. It is this convenient yet precise balance between the work and living areas that truly defines this. When it comes to the color scheme white dominates the interior with décor adding bright pops of color.
The use of skylights and natural openings usher in plenty of light even as the simple earthen color scheme creates an inviting ambiance. The L-shaped edifice houses a large living area at its heart with the dining room and meeting room on one side and the dorm room and kitchen on the other.
The kitchen which underwent a complete makeover now features white cabinets with shaker-style doors open floating wooden shelves and a ceramic tiled backsplash. An inviting dining space in white sits right next to the kitchen even as large windows bring in ample natural light to create a bright breezy ambiance.
Sustainability is the key factor that drives every little aspect of the The Cave with 90 percent of all materials used in the construction of the house being derived from ranches and sandbanks around it. Old metal sheets and hardwood were sourced from an abandoned railway track nearby while earth and stone from the site were cleverly used to create a perfectly insulated yet airy living space.