The idea of an inviting family house and minimal style generally do not go hand-in-hand. It seems like a conflicting design idea where one negates the other. Yet this ingenious family residence in Poland showcases precisely this blend of contrasting ideas thanks to innovative design from mode:lina studio.
But it is the unmistakable presence of the dark spiral staircase that instantly grabs your attention and soon you are left marveling at the ingenious accent wall behind it. Created using a large number of plates in blue and white the feature adds a touch of spark and style to an otherwise unassuming space.
Restoring a home that is over 200 years old is a tough task at the best of times. It is a job that demands great care understating of local design style history and heritage along with a mastery of innovative design solutions.
But that is not where the many eco-friendly traits of this house end. Every little element has been carefully put in place to enhance its overall ‘green quotient’ and absolutely nothing is random or coincidental. Large glass windows and sliding glass doors bring in plenty of natural light along with cleverly placed skylights even as the open lower-level living area charms with its cool sunken living room. With a dining area and kitchen that are equally relaxing and yet unassuming you have an interior where less is definitely more.
Draped in wood on the outside large glass windows connect the prefab with the world outside visually. Sliding wooden doors cover up these windows and offer complete privacy when needed even as the modest interior adopts a modern beach style.
There is nothing quite like the image of the majestic alps in the backdrop snow-clad ski slopes a relaxing chalet with cozy ambiance and a fun-filled holiday to cheer you up this time of the year. It is this promise of a ‘perfect vacation’ that often keeps us going during the long hard days for the rest of the year!
The living area is highlighted by the beautiful blue sectional on one side and a contemporary fireplace on the other with built-in seating next to it. Flowing into the dining area and the adjacent kitchen the entire interior seems like one large social zone where each space melts into the next in an effortless fashion.