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.
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.
Large glass doors and windows on the lower level connect the large open plan living area with the landscape outside even as the wooden deck and pool area become an extension of the interior. A lovely bookcase adds color to the cultured living room where décor and accessories are kept to a bare minimum.
In order to reach the entrance residents and visitors cross a bridge that traverses a moat surrounding the residence. Reconstructed on various occasions the present building’s oldest section dates from the baroque architectural period in 1670.
Energy-efficiency and top-notch insulation were important aspects that defined the overall silhouette of the residence as the regulates the temperature indoors. Adding to this is a double-flow mechanical ventilation system that keeps the heating and cooling needs of the home to a minimum.
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.
There are numerous projects showcasing a remarkable array of contemporary architectural structures that place an emphasis on aesthetic design functionality and longevity. The minimal perspective evident clean lines and use of natural materials are at variance with the brutal abstract and formidable forms of Soviet Modernism. This fresh contemporary architecture has arguably more of a European quality and style.