Crafting a low-energy modern home is all about getting the ‘bones’ of the house right and adding additional energy-efficient features that allow it to cut back on power consumption. This large home in Vienna Austria designed by Zoran Bodrozic is one such delight that seems to maintain an open inviting ambiance despite its eco-friendly credentials.
Dubbed the house is spread across four different levels and each level seems like a natural extension of the one below. It is the ground floor with its sweeping living area kitchen and dining area that sets the tone for the private levels above and the basement below.
An interesting feature of the home’s design is the innovative use of black in every room that anchors the large open spaces and defines them in a minimal fashion. Be it the staircase the wall with shelves in the living room the modern fireplace or the kitchen workstation; black holds sway inside this Austrian home. The black white and wood color palette lets the home standout visually even while ensuring that the smart contemporary aesthetic is not lost whatsoever.
A blend of unique antique pieces collected by the homeowner and modern furniture finds creates an interesting and ingenious living atmosphere. An outstanding garden filled with lush green plants and a relaxing pool with a deck that can easily host a fun evening party complete a home that is both practical and elegant at the same time.
Oversized pendant lights and ample natural ventilation elevate the ambiance of the home even as furniture ushers in some much needed color. With bedrooms and bathrooms also embracing this minimal-ergonomic look this is a home where simplicity and practicality trump aesthetics.