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).
A home that combines the historical past of with a modern lifestyle was designed by Bates Masi Architects to meet the needs of a young couple and their growing family. It is the potato barns in the region that offered the template for this lovely fusion of past and present as the exterior of the home borrows from their classic design.
In addition there are works by Kaare Klint Mogens Koch Mogens Lassen Fritz Henningsen and Ole Wancher among others. Adding to the home’s charm and appeal Knud Erik has also mixed in antiques alongside treasured mementoes that he collected during several years spent in South Africa and Asia.
Since they are electrically driven the shading system is uber-easy to operate and drastically alters the appearance of the home. But the smart features of do not end here as the top level glass living area that opens into a cut-out garden is another showstopper that instantly wows you.
Modernizing this outdated residence started with an addition of a new bedroom along with a renovation of the kitchen and the bathrooms. The revamped interior showcases an array of beautiful textures brought in by a curated use of brick wood glass and stone.
Set on 1 acre of garden lot greenery all around the home adds to the visual appeal of the new extension and the large pool and modern deck borrow from the neutral color scheme of the house.
Located on a lush green lot just outside the city of this Austrian home adopts a similar approach as its instantly turns a glassy and classy façade into a modern metallic masterpiece.