In today’s modern and news-savvy world brand Russia is in a downward spiral. Yet despite its non-egalitarian standpoint on many issues Russia has often maintained an open-minded outlook on its varied architecture: from contemporary homes to brutalist facades and imposing palaces to the tightly-packed Khrushchyovka (originally well-intentioned these mass standardized housing projects were erected to deal with housing shortages and overcrowded cities in what was the former Soviet Union).
Designed by Neumann Mendro Andrulaitis Architects the beautiful home has a refreshing gray exterior that complements the natural redwood deck outdoors perfectly. The deck and front porch become an integral part of the narrative of the house and extend the living space outdoors in a seamless fashion.
A new metal roof in dark gray with rain chains gives the exterior an interesting visual with warm ambient lighting turning this into a picture-perfect dwelling. Cozy bedrooms with custom décor in mahogany a home workspace with skylight and a serene large garden complete this re-energized California home.
Stacked wood that sits next to the fireplace adds texture to the interior while artwork such as the yellow Pixel Deer by Jihoon Choi gives the living area a fun casual vibe. The dining area next to the living space features a custom square dining table crafted using reclaimed wood and the kitchen also epitomizes this ‘salvaged’ approach with unique metal bar stools.
Creating an affordable yet lovely modern family home that is both aesthetic and functional is a challenging task indeed. Nestled on a beautiful nature-filled lot in Brazil places emphasis on a budget-friendly design that shuns away any excesses.