Allandale House: A Creative Getaway

June 23rd, 2010








A-frame houses have always seemed like they would be strange places to live. The extreme roof angle just seemed like it would be a major space limitation. Of course, if I had the opportunity to stay in this modern vacation house by William O’Brien Jr., I wouldn’t complain. The interior is so pure and simplified. The use of space, from the smooth angles of the ceiling to the inset bookshelves gives the house its beautiful nature.

The house has a fairly large amount of space considering it’s vertical composition. It’s divided into three A-frames. The western A-frame (left side) contains a library, wine cellar and garage. The middle A-frame has two floors of bedrooms and bathrooms while the eastern A-frame (right side) has the living, kitchen and dining room areas.

How amazing this would be to wake and get creative next to the massive windows while the fog rolled in. Perhaps this house is more of a creative getaway than just a vacation house.

Images via Buzz Beast

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  1. Doug Sheets says:

    Nice find, I would love to live and work in a place like that!

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  3. Tristen says:

    This is absolutely gorgeous. I always find simplicity and minimalist so stunning. I want to live there… but it’ll never happen I’m afraid. *sigh*

  4. Kevin says:

    so crazy that these are renderings….

  5. Shelby White says:

    I was hoping someone would pick up on that ;).

  6. Kevin – no kidding – these are NUTS!!!

  7. Kevin says:

    more of the artist’s work. pretty amazing: http://www.peterguthrie.net/visualisation/

  8. Ian Houghton says:

    I want a ski lodge modelled on this building, it’s gorgeous.

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  11. I love the minimalism in both the design and the illustration.

  12. Marius says:

    I could just sit and watch that view for like forever.


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