Midori Uchi is a modern residence located in North Vancouver and it’s one of Canada’s greenest homes designed by Naikoon Contracting & Kerschbaumer Design. In fact, it has three different levels of green certification including LEED Canada for Homes Platinum rating and Built Green Canada Platinum and it actually produces more energy than it consumes.
The house has a small front yard but the green lawn is absolutely gorgeous. It’s impressive how such a simple detail can change the overall look so much. Another wonderful feature is the patio which seamlessly connects with the lawn.
Those it may not seem like much, this outdoor area is amazing. The sofa faces the house so everything behind it is ignored. The concrete planters placed against that modern wood fence and the mood lighting create a very serene ambiance and the whole setting is very charming.
The interior is just as charming, if not even more. The huge windows and the skylights let in the light and the colors are beautifully chosen. The living area has a very beautiful accent wall with a modern fireplace and the TV placed above it.
The dining area is part of the same open floor plan. It’s simple but intimate and stylish. Things like that organic edge table or the combination of chairs and a bench don’t allow the décor to become monotonous or too simple.
The house also has an upstairs level which can be accessed via a gorgeous staircase with wooden steps and glass guardrails. The staircase is part of the kitchen’s décor which, by the way, is very large and very chic. The design is modern and compact, with very few elements that stand out. The color palette is also beautiful and the bar stools match the wood on the staircase.
Just look how simple and transparent the design is yet it looks out of this world. Another proof that the materials and finishes were perfectly chosen for each area of the house.
The bedroom has a very interesting design. The en-suite bathroom is separated from the sleeping area by a wooden divider resembling a fence. It’s an unusual concept that, in this case, suits the overall design and complements the décor.