Modern architecture comes in various forms, but there is something charming about new designs that pay homage to the past. The Cedar House is one of those dwellings found on a small clearing in Vilnius city-county in Lithuania. The home brings new life to a former homestead, offering a modern take on a classic design. The Cedar House features two volumes that occupy the old building’s previous site.
The home replicates the original footprint, silhouette, and materials, boasting a traditional form and cedar shingles. The front keeps a classic appearance, while the primary residence features a more modern approach. A cut out in its roofline makes way for a terrace while splitting up the home’s symmetry. The lower facade features extensive glazing to allow views of the landscape to be seen. The interior is finished with copper details, lending itself to a classic vibe.
This is an excellent example of when old becomes new. Take a look at The Cedar House in the images below and learn more about the dwelling from Arches. Be sure to check back in with The Culture Curators for more modern architecture coming soon.
Photos via Norbert Tukaj / Arches