is not just any other home and it goes far beyond an ordinary villa as well. This magical retreat in Kiev Ukraine is more akin to a modern-day castle that brings back the timeless elegance of Tuscan style laced with enticing opulence!
In the last few years architects and smart interior designers have completely altered the idea of home design and the current trends are dominated by houses that bring the outdoors inside. This is precisely the path that the lovely in takes as its fabulous multi-level garden becomes the one defining feature of the lavish family residence.
A panoramic terrace allows the residents to take in 360-degree views of the wild outdoors and the sunken design of the home itself lets it seamlessly blend with the scenery. Complete with a wine cellar and outdoor lounge this is truly a masterpiece that is all about reconnecting with nature without being intrusive and leaving an ungainly damaging footprint.
The lakeside cottage was built more than a decade and a half ago and while its owner enjoyed several memorable summers at the cottage it was time for a fresh upgrade. It was from Gilbert+Burke who revamped the interior and altered both the structural plans of the house and the landscaping around it to give it a new lease on life.
Dubbed the the revitalized house now features a cozy and upbeat living and dining area and an ergonomic modern kitchen. A central pod covered in plywood is the real showstopper of the new interior as it houses a bathroom powder room and a pantry that opens up towards the kitchen.
For some aesthetics are all important when it comes to home design and it is all about creating a pristine picture-perfect image. But for those more adventurous at heart and with a far more active lifestyle form tends to follow function as ergonomics become the priority.
The use of skylights and natural openings usher in plenty of light even as the simple earthen color scheme creates an inviting ambiance. The L-shaped edifice houses a large living area at its heart with the dining room and meeting room on one side and the dorm room and kitchen on the other.