ML-A Architects create sculptural beauty with modern interior decor compositions, expressive materials selections, and welcoming curves. Making the most of a modest budget, the small home offers its artistic and creative face to make a modern living not only comfortable but also inspired and flexible.
Unexpected curves and heights in spatial compositions, craftsmanship details, and bespoke features ( like the deep-set steel windows frames that double as an interior detail – a sink that drains water directly into the garden bed) become the signature face of this charming modern castle. The brick construction of the façade, the tower-like constructs, and oblong corners of the house project give a certain medieval charm to a contemporary, in its core, home. Actuality the architect’s plan for those beautiful bricks of the exterior is to be enveloped over time in greenery, thus straightening the organic connection between surrounding nature and interior comfort.
And speaking of a strong connection of this house with its surroundings – the generous roof terrace completed with garden beds and fireplace offers an amazing 360-degree view of the surrounding mountain, city, and water harbor nearby. The interior is also generous in connections with nature and organic elements. The small size does not predetermine the rich configurations and combination of materials, shapes, and elements.
The open floor plan of the social zones offers a leveling as a division of functions. There is an elegant sink in level for a comfy sitting zone with an expressive black accent of a fireplace wall (with a build in wood stack space that is bout practical and decorative) and an up terrace for dining and kitchen zones. Custom-made shelves, unusual space configurations, absolutely adorable bathroom space clad in trendy micro metro tiles – all of those small details create a unique home with a strong identity. Photo: Elsa Young; Architect: Michael Lumby Architecture; Builder: Katull Construction and JTL Structures; Landscape Designer: Room to Grow; Cabinetry: Holz Cabinetry; Windows: Metal Windows;