Inspired both by the architectural roots of the house and contemporary trends the new structure aims to bring together the present and the past in a cheerful and seamless fashion. A private entry through the courtyard leads to the main living area even while leading you through a lovely reflecting pool that is connected with the swimming pool. The use of large retractable glass doors ensures that every room in the house is visually connected with the courtyard and the outdoor lounge. If you have seen the timeless design of Case Study House #22 you will quickly notice the inevitable parallels!
The idea behind the project was simple enough in principle but far harder to execute. The harsh weather of the region meant that the new home needed the right insulation and an air circulation system that kept the interiors fresh while keeping the heat indoors.
Utilizing a timber frame from a nineteenth-century barn and turning it into a modern home that can brave the chilly winters of the is a tough and tricky task indeed. But this is precisely what the ingenious folks from Kimberly Peck Architect accomplished as they gave shape to the environmentally conscious.
Despite its playful use of colors such as pink yellow red green and orange in different rooms the revamped home has a distinct and clean contemporary style. The backdrop in each room is kept as neutral as possible and black wood floors instantly make their presence felt in this light and airy setting. Ample natural ventilation a touch of relaxed minimalism in the air and interesting decor choices turn the modern makeover into an exciting affair.
Glass brick and wood are used with great balance precision and captivating finesse inside this loft home that still stays true to the principles of traditional Ukrainian architecture. A glass wall with a dark metal frame separates the bedroom from the living area of the bachelor pad and a flowing brick wall makes its presence felt in every area of the home.
The pool house was crafted with the picture-perfect landscape that surrounds it in mind and its large sliding glass doors ensure that the line between the interior and the world outside is almost non-existent.
Another interesting feature is the 10-meter-long floating that connects the two living areas and offers an enhanced interaction zone for family members. With dark black walls in the backdrop fabulous contemporary decor in contrasting lighter hues and sculptural wall art in bronze every little detail comes together to create a truly exquisite interior.