The street façade of the large private residence still retains its original look and it is only on the inside that one uncovers a more contemporary backdrop. The lovely use of windows skylights and of course recessed and pendant lighting add to the glitter and warmth of the family house that seems like a relaxing holiday retreat.
Russia has witnessed a burgeoning of architecturally designed contemporary homes by Russian architects their presence symbolizing both a level of progress and the growing disparity between those who are well off and those in need. Setting aside socio-economics (this picture is after all repeated across the world) Russia’s progress has enabled many new architectural firms to flourish.
Large sliding glass doors in the rear usher in a touch of modernity to the edifice even as the bright pops of red steal the spotlight. A combination of three different cubic volumes the lower levels comprise the living areas while the top floor contains the bedrooms and bathrooms along with workspaces.
On the inside the expansive use of wood continues as the kitchen and dining space combine sleek contemporary surfaces with the fuzzy warmth of a more classical backdrop. Additions such as the black modular coffee table in the living room and the Caboche chandelier add sparkle and panache to the interior.
Features such as parquet flooring moldings and mirrors still leave much of the original flavor intact while the new roof deck neutral color palette contemporary décor and an open floor plan bring in the much needed excitement and class. Spread across five different floors the existing partitions between various rooms on each floor were removed to shape a breezier interior filled with natural light.