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.
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.
It is the lower level of the home that contains the public spaces while the top floor houses the bedrooms and bathrooms. A barbeque area outdoor dining space and relaxing lounge create a perfect party zone in the central garden and complete a cozy and creative dwelling that keeps things uncomplicated with straightforward design solutions.
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.
Even in the kids’ room it is only décor and toys that bring in pops of bright color to an otherwise neutral backdrop and this theme continues into the master bedroom and bathrooms as well.
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.
Known as Hellerup Manor House this large L-shaped heritage-listed dwelling has been home to Knud Erik Hansen and his family since 2002 (although records on Hellerup Manor House date as far back as 1419).