When it comes to interior design and decor we often tend to equate space with luxury. But creative modern architects and designers are quickly putting an end to this myth with the ingenious use of limited space. Occupying an area of just (549 square feet) this gorgeous contemporary apartment in Slovakia is all about maximizing the available room in every possible manner. Conjured up and brought to life by RULES Architekti the snazzy apartment was once an old neglected hub that was in urgent need of a complete makeover.
Renovating an old private house and giving it a new lease on life is a task in which architects often work with many inherent restrictions. The job becomes even more difficult when the home that needs the makeover is a semi-detached villa that is partially connected with its neighbor.
On the inside one sees a stylish modern home that embraces a semi-minimal style with ease. White walls and wooden surfaces dominate the space in a style that is typically Japanese. An open living area is housed on the lower level while the top floor contains the bedroom and the bathroom. Large glass walls ensure that the wooden deck outside becomes an integral part of the living area. This fabulous house turns out to be the showstopper in a picturesque village surrounded by mountains!
Even though it is hard to look beyond the view outside the real showstopper here is the silhouette of the structure that draws its inspiration from the banana slug which is a native of the region! The thin and elongated volume of the house bends and conforms to the undulated natural contours of the site.
The entry leads to four luxurious bedrooms along with baths that have been placed on the lower level so that the living spaces can occupy the top floor. A smart staircase leads to the top level that houses the kitchen the dining space and the living room.
Passive solar heating and cooling design also helps the house in cutting down on the energy bills substantially. Surrounded by heritage oak trees that have been left undisturbed during the construction process the exquisite house is all about living in harmony with nature!
An outdoor dining area extends the living space beyond the walls of the house and a refreshing pool adds to the appeal of the breezy backyard. The master suite and additional bedrooms are housed on the top level of the home while a stunning geometric staircase in black becomes the focal point of the renovated residence.