In the mountains, where the road ends, they built themselves a rustic retreat to escape to when the city life becomes too much to handle. Enjoy the tour through this house with it's rustic bones, but with a warm and welcoming heart. They used vintage pieces and paired it with raw flax and linen, fluffy rugs and rustic tiled floors, raw rustic wood and the splendor of perfectly manicured wood on pieces from another era! Rustic brick and paint finishes on the wall just to turn around and see a flowery vintage wallpaper. Hope you enjoy!
The house was designed with a spacious master suite and another bedroom and bathroom for guests. There's a small cloak room for extra convenience. Three living spaces cater for all the needs of the family and has magnificent views out in the mountain vista!
Cover & Introduction
This is the front entrance of the house with a pergola to provide shade and the perfect parking spot. On this design I really wished I had better skills to put a proper roof on the building! Sadly I'm still working on that skill.
The front door.....peeping from the outside in....Rustic brickwork was used on the exterior walls and also kept intact in some of the interior walls as well.
The family already arrived for a retreat!
This is at the back of the house. The pool area for summer retreat.
The back patio was divided into three areas: the pool area, a seating area and this little dining area. It has direct access into the house from the dining/kitchen space and from the smaller living room on the side.
The raised seating area where the views can be admired over the privacy fence. They also used clever planting to keep it green, but also provide privacy in necessary areas.
This is the view from the loft area which was styled as an upstairs living space/ artist studio. The location of the house is so good for any artist to start working. Also for the aspirant artist to let the creative juices flow.
Top of the stairs!
And this is the view for the real boss of the house when she opens her eyes at long last......
The couch was chosen to act as a daybed for extra sleeping solutions. As in any studio, art was left leaning against the wall......
The life of an artist.....paintings in stages of completion, table and chair right in front of the view to take it all in and on the couch the open books where inspiration is lurking to be found!
Do what you love! Always!!!
See the glow of the sun as it comes through the window to play!
This is the dressing area in the main bedroom. On the left the entrance to the bathroom and on the right a gorgeous screen before entering into the room.
Vintage antique mirror......always a good reflection in that. And do you still remember the beaded curtains of days gone by? Well here it found a good spot and looking fabulous!
The master bedroom was designed and styled to be almost a complete living space also. One do not need to leave the room if you don't want to.....except when there's nobody to order a cup of coffee from! They used a vintage wallpaper on feature walls and a raw flax wallpaper with it.
Oh, mind the views, and mind the fire! Curl up and relax! you are on the best retreat of your life! The stone walls brings a feeling of ancient sturdiness and hope!
The room was fitted with a television and plants brought in the nature!
This is the second bedroom and immediately grandma's featherbed comes to mind! They kept the vibe here more vintage, but paired it with natural rustic wood items. The raw flax wallpaper was used again and was repeated through the house for it's warm and natural aspect.
Oh and mind the view again!! On the floor rugs were hand crocheted with a natural cotton rope.
This is the smaller living room on the side of the house. It's warm and cozy and oh so elegant! They used raw flax linen on the chair seats and kept the wood in it's natural state.
On the sofa they used the old time favorite of cotton ticking for upholstery! The color palette of taupe, grey and the splash of sky blue. More vintage pieces was added to give an old world flair to the room!
Night view.....when the fairies comes out to play!
In this picture, please do not miss the most gorgeous color of the sunrise coming in from the window!
This room has direct access to the back patio.
This is the seating area in the open plan living/dining/kitchen! Do you see the view!
Through the window on the right, there is the road frequently travelled to bring you here....to this retreat of a lifetime!
The dining table was kept rustic and paired with a beautiful vintage rug.
This is the entrance leading into the space from the hallway!
The kitchen and complete with it's own table and chairs!
Crumpets for breakfast! Life is good!
The kitchen was fitted under the loft area, creating a lovely cozy atmosphere. The rest of the space has a vast double volume ceiling height!
The dining table so elegantly set and awaiting the diners!
Sitting on this couches by the fire, watching the road and feeling blessed to be here in this location at the best of times!
Had to share the picture of all the vintage touches on the hutch!
When entering the house and looking straight ahead, find this little vintage corner! Grandmama's sewing table and grandpapa's clock! And it brings joy and warmth with it....of good memories forever stored inside!
The view from the front door out!
Hang up your coat, my love! we're home!
The second bathroom! See the gorgeous raw wood vanity! Plain white handcrafted tiles on the walls.
In the cloakroom they used the raw flax wallpaper and it looks so good! Paired with the vintage cabinet and grandma's white flowery pitcher!
This is the main bathroom where they used vintage pieces with more modern pieces to create a real romantic flair!
The vintage tub was used as a shower tub also. And paired with a gorgeous raw muslin canopy drape. Is it practical? Maybe not, but it sure is gorgeous and oh so romantic!
The vintage vanity looks so good together with the contrast of rustic stone walls. And as always the views never disappoints!