At times too much emphasis is placed on the home itself instead of focusing on the needs of those who reside inside it. But placing functionality ahead of extravagant form this modern-classic home in was designed by Heliotrope Architects to accommodate the needs of a creative young couple – one being an artist and another website designer. The workstyle of the homeowners largely influenced both the form and the finish of the with the art studio inside becoming an essential part of the larger narrative.
It is the main floor of the old building basement level and the garage that provide space for the three separate yet symbiotic dwellings. Interior of each space is simple uncomplicated in form and is centered on an open plan living area.
An open rear deck wall of natural greenery around the home and a stone pathway leading towards the ocean complete this fascinating Danish home with a modern-Nordic design. A summer vacation home on a small island is indeed a dream come true for all of us. But not everyone can afford to own a small island no larger than 5.5 hectares on the Baltic Sea!
A gabled roof form was chosen to ensure that the street façade of the house blends in with the more classic neighboring structures. With an elevated living area privacy is never an issue here despite the flowing indoor-outdoor interplay that effortlessly connects the courtyard and the rear garden with the living room.
Designed by Pluspuu Oy it is modern logs without the traditional corners that shape the exterior of this exclusive getaway. Dark dashing and surrounded by greenery the façade of the summer house is both unique and elegant.
A titled wooden ceiling creates a progressively spacious living area on the lower level with a striking metallic staircase ushering in contemporary sculptural charm. Three bedrooms with bathrooms a sleek kitchen mezzanine level that offers brilliant views of the scenery outside and two expansive decks complete this Californian getaway that leaves minimal eco-impact.
A carefully planned entryway leading to the living area relies on a series of half-story stairways that break up the steep gradient and create a more fluid transition. This also creates several different levels for the various volumes of the home utilizing the available space to hilt.