Weekend House – Coastal Cottage Chic in Carmel, Californiaifornia
This contemporary weekend house in Carmel, California by Chicago-based Dirk Denison Architects is a warm, welcoming coastal cottage that’ll make you dread Mondays even more than usual by taking the traditional cottage retreat to luxury resort-style heights. Cedar siding, mahogany windows, stonework and glass galore combine for a weekend house design that’s modern, yet maintains a strong connection to nature. At the heart of this cool coastal cottage is a central living space flanked by mahogany screens, folding glass walls and a glass ceiling, making the most of amazing Pacific Ocean views. Facing a central courtyard, these movable walls open up this organic, earthy space to the outdoors while creating a flow from the front to back of the house. With a view-through design that connects the home’s private and public living spaces, the mood here is cool, calm and communal, perfect for a weekend getaway. Mahogany makes its way from the outside in, flavoring interiors with its rich, luxurious tones – the ultimate in coastal cottage chic!