For those who happen to be fans of wood-paneled houses, the stunning Chiles Residence designed by Tonic Design is definitely a house to take a peek at. It is a modern 3500-square-foot house which was built for John and Molly Chiles, two famous art collectors.
The house itself was constructed on the very bones of a wood-paneled and steel-framed house which overlooks Crab tree Creek in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. It was formerly a house which was abandoned in the 1960s and it was in a terrible shape when it was found.
During the time when the original house was found, its wood floors and walls, which was camouflaged by ivy and kudzu, had rotted but fortunately, the bones were still considerably strong in concept.
The couple was confident that the abandoned remains could definitely form the basis of a considerably stunning new house with a modern design usually found in the mid-20th century.
Here are what the house offers after it was redesigned and reconstructed by the architects.
Upon being reconstructed, the house now has various things to offer including an open floor plan in its main level.
The floor plan created a loft-like space in which area rugs, low walls, and modern furnishing which adapt the mid-century style define boundaries between the dining room, the living room, the office, the breakfast area, and the kitchen.
The plan has been considered as a part that can encourage movement through the levels and the spaces in residence.
Another part that makes the Chiles residence stunning is a roof garden and in addition, the fact that the house is also surrounded by beech trees also makes it a lot more stunning.
The house also has a roof deck on which friends or colleagues can gather during social occasions and while enjoying a view across the treetops to the beautiful distant horizon. You can take a look at the photographs taken by James West to see for yourself just how beautiful the view is.
The roof deck, naturally, is not the last stunning part that the house can offer since it also has a spiral staircase that Tonic worked with steel crafters and a structural engineer to built.