There are times when you can clearly define a home its distinct style and what makes it so special. Then there are occasions when you feel that a house just has the ‘it’ factor that simply ropes you in. The fabulous in is one such mesmerizing home designed by Lera Katasonova that captivates you with its relaxing lustrous charm and a soft subtle feminine vibe.
The home was built around an already present man-made pond and the effort was to ensure that the wild landscape was as undisturbed as possible both during and after the construction. The main 1650-square-foot residence has a secluded entrance and contains the living area kitchen dining area and the master bedroom.
A fun collection of toys on display framed artwork from UK street artist Eelus and a street lamppost in the corner of the ‘casual café’-style dining space ensure that this living area is like nothing else you have ever seen before. The bedrooms inside the home also have an aura of their own with blocks of color used to mimic the De Stijl art movement and the works of legendary Dutch painter Piet Mondrian.
Shaped by stunning mountains all around and defined by the unique lot on which it sits this in works within the existing limitations to make the most of both space and the views on offer. The sloped triangular lot the family residence sits on plays a major role in shaping its overall silhouette along with local construction guidelines that mandate the use of wood for at least 30 percent of the home’s surface area. Walking this architectural tightrope and delivering in style GCA Architects ensured that the dwelling did not compromise on unabated views even while offering adequate privacy to those inside.
While the concrete base of the stylish 5-bedroom ski cabin is less obvious from a distance what is more discernable is the exterior draped in dark tar-treated wood siding. This allows the dreamy getaway to blend into the dense forest in the backdrop after sunsets and gives it a more natural alpine vibe.
It is the top level though that is the real activity hub here as it contains everything from the master bedroom and kids’ bedrooms to the kitchen dining room and an open living space that offers wonderful views of the city landscape.
As one enters the image of a metallic blue cladding draped around the wall gives you a glimpse of what hides within even as perforated metal sheets help shape a practical and inimitable shoe stand. The living room seems far more polished but elements like exposed brick cement and concrete surfaces colorful décor and beautifully lit artwork on the walls give it a more playful and eclectic vibe.