A thoughtfully designed house extension that features a play on contrasts.

Designed by Canadian firm Acre Architects, The Centennial is a gorgeous extension and bachelor’s suite that marries contemporary design with vernacular elements. Built in Saint Andrews, Canada, near the park that gives its name, the extension features an inspired design. The black cladding blends the structure into the natural setting, while the opposing pitched roofs give the house a creative touch.

Beyond the minimalist black exterior, the extension houses sprawling and bright living spaces. The interior features white walls, warm wooden floors and black accents as well as expansive windows. On one side, the openings offer views towards the Centennial park, while on the other they link the interior to the shared backyard. In contrast to the wide, open spaces with a double height ceiling on the ground floor, the more private areas appear comfortably nestled beneath the lower heights of the pitched roof.

Throughout The Centennial, the studio used simple materials as well as a limited color palette. Minimalist furniture and understated lighting complete the decor. The resulting space seems to emanate a feeling of complete relaxation, enhanced further by the extension’s closeness to nature.

©Mark Hemmings courtesy of Acre Architects
©Sean McGrath courtesy of Acre Architects
©Sean McGrath courtesy of Acre Architects
©Sean McGrath courtesy of Acre Architects
©Sean McGrath courtesy of Acre Architects
©Sean McGrath courtesy of Acre Architects
    string(5) "admin"
Tags: , , ,

Featured Products Explore new arrivals at the Gessato Shop

More for you

  • Caterpillar Hill House

    A wood-clad home inspired by tree houses. Named Caterpillar Hill, this wood-clad house rises from…

  • The Filter Pavilion

    A space of quiet reflection in the middle of Times Square. Designed by CLB Architects…

  • Art House

    Three volumes arranged around a courtyard in Palo Alto, California. When the owners of a…

  • Cabin Rones

    A cabin with views of a Norwegian fjord. Located on a steep site in Rones,…

  • Brick House with Tower

    A contemporary brick house that celebrates Norwegian masonry traditions. Inspired by the masonry building traditions…

  • Gutshof Güldenhof

    A farming complex from the 18th century converted into a multi-functional art center. Located in…

  • The Aperture House

    An extension inspired by photography and the flexibility of modern lifestyles. Named Aperture House, this…

  • The Bellbird Retreat

    An imaginative design that optimizes both safety and access to gorgeous views for a retreat…

Around the world

  • Hotel Grand Stark

    A building from 1908 transformed into a stylish boutique hotel. Located in the Central Eastside…

  • The Circulo Mexicano Hotel

    A 19th century residential building transformed into a hotel with Shaker-inspired furniture. Located in the…

  • Plácido y Grata Hotel

    A boutique hotel located in a restored manor house from the 19th century. After years…

loader