Armadillo Summer House is a project carried out by Architectural Workshop Sergey Makhno, located in the beautiful countryside of Kiev, Ukraine. This 1,076 square foot (100 square meters) home is the perfect modern interpretation of the classic barn, used as a summer holiday escape in the wooded countryside. The small residence has been simply designed with the basic necessities for low maintenance. The interiors have been decorated with clean lines and modern furnishings. Wood flooring infuses warmth and cozy furnishings can easily be re-configured, depending on the functions and activities of the homeowner’s. Sliding glass paneled walls open on three sides of the open plan living area, creating a seamless connection between indoors and out. Soaring ceilings with dramatic light fixtures hanging between the rafters creates an interesting visual aesthetic. The main living space consists of a seating area, dining area and an island kitchen. The private zones are on the other side of the wall from the kitchen, hidden from view and offering complete privacy to the back of the property.
We love your feedback, what do you think of this vacation getaway, could you find yourself spending summers here? If you are inspired by barn style homes, we have featured several here on 1 Kindesign, so in case you missed seeing them, here are a couple of amazing ones: Four Barns weekend retreat in the rolling hills of Hudson Valley and Rustic barn-inspired ski cabin in Sugar Bowl.
Photos: Courtesy of Architectural Workshop Sergey Makhno
This modern-lux apartment has been designed by architect and owner Ricardo Minelli, located in Vila Nova Conceição, an upscale district in Sao Paulo, Brazil. It took three years for the new homeowner to find the right place to settle down and two years to design it to perfection. The apartment is located on the fourth floor and features a welcoming balcony embraced by lush vegetation, creating a delightful backdrop, inviting diffused light into the living environments. The architect wanted to develop the spaces to cater to his lifestyle, so he re-configured spaces so that they could all be utilized. There were four bedrooms, so he kept two intact, one for him and the other for guests. The other two had the walls taken down to increase the space for the main bathroom and the other was used for the main living area. This created enough space to have a living, dining and home theater. The spaces are all open without visual boundaries, and is even more enjoyable with the view from the balcony, which helps to filter the noise and air pollution from the the city. The kitchen walls were also eliminated so that he does not isolate guests while cooking and entertaining them. Instead he installed a large sliding door, which is usually left open. With wall to wall windows, the kitchen sill plays host to a garden of fresh herbs. The personality of the interior design is reflected into the decor, with furnishings coming from his store, Érea. There are various tones of gray, reflecting more of a masculine atmosphere. The natural light helps to soften the spaces, making a great pad to live in.
We have written about several Brazilian homes here on 1 Kindesign, especially in the Sao Paulo area. If you want to see more inspiring design from this city, have a look: Fabulous dwelling on the Praia da Baleia, Brazil and Glass and steel dwelling in Brazil: Limantos Residence.
This clean and modern apartment has been completely re-designed by Canny Architecture, located in South Yarra, a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The architects were responsible for renovating the interiors of a dated home. White walls gives the home a fresh, crisp appeal, making the space feel open and airy. The original parquet flooring of herringbone cherry wood was preserved and with a clever liming, given a fresh overhaul and entirely new appearance. Spaces were opened up to give a lighter aesthetic and three smaller bedrooms were made into two in order to make a luxurious master retreat with an en-suite bathroom and a dark hued, wood clad walk-in closet.
What do you think of this apartment reform? Is there anything you would have done differently? We appreciate your feedback, let us know in the comments section below! We have featured Canny Architecture in the past here on 1 Kindesign, if you would like to take a look at some of their past fabulous works, we have a couple of intriguing ones for you here: Stunning Australian home showcasing clean lines and Contemporary Malvern House displays stunning interiors.
This stunning bathroom features wash basins and a bathtub from Victoria + Albert Barcelona. The crisp and clean palette is meticulously balanced by the soft curves of the Barcelona range.
Photos: This project was submitted to 1 Kindesign courtesy of Canny Architecture
This modern cube house has been designed by architect Henri Comrie, nestled in the picturesque valley of Banhoek, a wine region in South Africa. The home has been aptly named by the homeowners as ‘Johannesdal’, peacefully resting between lush forested grounds and majestic mountains. The home features a simple, honest atmosphere with a flair for color, unexpected combinations and a strong desire to draw nature in. Creativity in design and lifestyle needs were at the forefront of the project, which features a modern exterior and farmhouse style interior. The home consists of three volumes with large expanses of windows, generous terraces and open spaces, where the outside can be viewed from anywhere inside. With this in mind, the gardens were immaculately designed as a tranquil oasis for the owners to enjoy. Natural light floods the interior spaces, which at different times of the day, gives varying nuances to the furnishings and decor. It seems that at every corner your are surprised by an expected composition or a pop of color that inevitably draws attention to it. The architect was inspired by Le Corbusier, in his application of whitewashed walls, open spaces, exposed brick, metal, raw concrete ceilings and untreated wood, which seems to seamlessly co-exist with the native features of the area.
One of the terraces on the upper level provides stunning views of the vegetated landscape and imposing mountains. Have a look through this enjoyable house tour and don’t forget to let us know your thoughts on this home. If you are not keeping up with the latest, consider following 1 Kindesign on social media:
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An old flour mill was converted into a fascinating industrial style loft by architect Robb Studio in conjunction with Studio Gild, located in Denver, Colorado. The building was built in the 1920s, dilapidated and abandoned, the building was repurposed in 2000, converted into lofts. Originally the client was just looking to make a few updates on their 3,000 square foot home, such as cabinet hardware and an enhanced connection with the laundry and guest bath. Yet, in the end, made the decision to give the loft a complete modern transformation, creating a striking visual aesthetic with open spaces for entertaining that the homeowners could enjoy for years to come. Greater functionality, clean lines and an enhanced material palette are just some of the details that were improved.
This custom designed kitchen showcases stained oak cabinets with quartzite countertops. For the cabinet uppers, the designers installed perforated metal panels. Walls of windows adds lots of natural light into the spaces, with soaring ceilings and exposed ductwork, a truly inspiring industrial home. What do you think? Leave us your feedback in the comments section below!
If you find industrial style lofts inspiring, have a look at some of 1 Kindesign’s past features, such as Eclectic industrial-modern loft in Marina Del Rey and Industrial eclectic Brooklyn loft of Alina Preciado.
Photos: Courtesy of Studio Gild / Dwell
Today’s house tour is a mountain getaway infused with a mix of modern and Belgian-farmhouse style by designer Will Wick, located in Lake Tahoe, California. This Martis Camp vacation home was designed for a young couple with three children, the casual style atmosphere fits perfectly with its surrounding environment of pine trees. The designer selected of color palette of neutrals and warm hues wrapped in clean lines contrasted with rustic materials for a cool mountain aesthetic. To pull off the Belgian look, the designer selected chunky furnishings and oversize black granite tiles for the flooring. The tiles were sandblasted in order to give the effect of Belgian bluestone with white grouting. The flooring invigorates the space, while the walls were dressed in warmth with bleached cedar that has been given a whitewashed finish. The designer wanted the tones to be simple so as not to detract from the natural setting seen through all of the sunlit windows. The window frames were all painted black to not only add definition but to draw your eyes to the beautiful scenery outside. To create an indoor-outdoor connection, accordion window walls were added to either side of the living area to extend the space for entertaining. The outdoor living space encompasses sun loungers and a dining area with a fire pit to enjoy fresh air and dining al fresco.
An elk head comprised of drift wood graces the dry stacked stone floor-to-ceiling fireplace, created an additional focal point to this stunning living room. The custom cabinets on either side of the fireplace plays host to a wet bar on one side and a concealed television on the other.
Love mountain retreats? We have featured plenty here on 1 Kindesign, have a look at some past inspiration: Modern vacation retreat in the woods near Lake Tahoe and New York loft meets mountain modern living in Lake Tahoe.
The kitchen was left as an open concept to keep the space feeling casual and to make it easy for kids. With two floating islands, this kitchen is the perfect design to enjoy both cooking and entertaining, not to mention having a great flow for keeping an eye on little ones!
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