150 Best Minimalist House Ideas (2014)

Carling Residence

Architect: TACT Architecture

Location: Northern Muskoka, Georgian Bay, ON, Canada

Photography: Terence Tourangeau

Particular care was taken in placing this house to take optimum advantage of the landscape’s natural features, which provide shade and privacy, while still allowing spectacular views. The house’s minimalist design, with its glass façades, makes it blend nicely with its surroundings.

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Large trellis overhangs might be just what you need above your windows in order to screen off bright sunlight.

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To make a ceiling seem higher, use a dark wainscot. If the wainscot is recessed relative to the face of the wall, the wall will cast a shadow on the wainscot and the heightening effect will be even stronger.

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A restrained material selection of stone, wood, concrete, and white-painted walls contribute to the elemental feel of a house.

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Minimalist interiors complement rugged surroundings, enhancing the landscape and making it an integral part of the design.