In this age of mind-numbing traffic, pollution and overly crowded public spaces, one can’t be blame for dreaming of living somewhere out of the city. Chasing the simple life is no longer exclusive to retiring senior citizens.
The province offers tranquil living with less noise and less time wasted on the road. Not to mention, there’s more space to build a dream house in the sweeping plains and empty fields beyond the packed and bustling metro. The possibilities are endless.
Here are ten features of homes that can indulge your inner probinsiyana.
This charming stone house is perfect for the province, especially for hilly neighborhoods. The one storey home really highlights the abundance of space that’s available outside of the city. In a provincial village, the veranda can offer more relaxing views surrounded by nature – and no skyscrapers obstructing it. A tiered garden takes advantage of the uneven landscape.
In the province, most residences are detached. After all, there’s more space and there’s no need to construct tall condominiums or duplexes. The featured house is large with patios on both the lower and upper floors where the residents can bask in the fresh provincial air.
Wooden materials are beautiful anywhere, but especially in the province where they can blend in the natural environment. You won’t see the flourishing trees surrounding the rustic home featured above in the metro.
Space isn’t the only thing that provincial houses can offer. Homes in the province can be offer incredibly rustic beauty, even surpassing the modern luxury houses in the city. This stone dwelling is large and impressive with a wooden balcony looking over the rest of the property.
Good news, you can actually have a sizable garden here. In fact, there are few village houses that don’t have a pretty garden brightening up the home. Vibrant flowers, potted plants and soothing greenery look stunning set against a nature-inspired stone or wood dwelling. Here, stone steps wind through the garden and lead to the front door.
People imagine very basic small cottages when thinking of farmhouses, but you can actually go a lot more stylish. This quaint provincial house is small but comfortable with a nice garden up front. There’s a wooden picnic table outside for meals outside on beautiful sunny days.
Stone houses truly look impressive, but there are more reasons to choose stone than their aesthetic. When they’re constructed properly with good insulation, stone homes are naturally cool and cozy. Big stone residences – like this one with different annexes – can be particularly magnificent, even with a simple design.
Not quite a fan of keeping it simple? Going provincial doesn’t necessarily mean downsizing. The countryside can afford you the space and the views to build the luxurious estate you’ve always wanted. This wooden home offers all the technology and comforts one would find in the city – minus the pollution, the crowds, the noise. Glass walls are a contemporary feature that provides unobstructed glimpse of the stunning mountain scenery.
Modern technology these days can allow you to bring all the city conveniences out into the province. It also allows you to create a home that functions well with its surroundings. Featuring a wide roof, beautiful wooden construction and a garden extending far and wide, this cozy cottage is perfectly suited to its mountain setting.
This modern box-type design could be just as striking as the stone and wood homes often found out in provinces. After all, living in the province doesn’t always mean a sweeping mountain estate or a beautiful beach house. Sometimes, it just means a quiet suburban neighborhood like this one.
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