Located in the heart of the breathtaking and near the city of this picturesque Romanian house is indeed all about the mesmerizing landscape around it. Crafted by the homeowners themselves the project started as a vacation home and soon turned into a full-time residence.
Bold window frames and shingle-style architecture typify the exterior while the interior is clad in cool neutral hues that seem to be borrowed from both coastal and cottage styles. Exposed wooden beams and metallic surfaces add a dash of industrial charm as well with a salvaged wooden accent wall standing out visually in the front hall.
Combining warm natural hues with sleek modern design seems like a luxurious yet organic extension of the scenery that surrounds it. Incorporating several contrasting elements the striking rectangular silhouette of the house is comprised of various square boxes that seemingly borrow from the classic bush lodge design.
Incorporating passive cooling techniques and blurring the lines between the indoors and the exterior the house actually encourages its residents to spend as much time away from the hustle and bustle of modern life as possible. With understated class frugality and eco-sensibility the Ozone House truly stands out from the pack!
While it resembles one of those lavish retreats from the outside the Naked House is all about stripping away unnecessary frills and ‘over the top’ opulence. After spending years around some of the most luxurious homes and five-star getaways in the region Gerritsen wanted to move away from this modern trend.
With an unabated view of the majestic valley below this cool home was once a simple cottage that needed an extension and revamp thanks to the growing needs of the family. In came architect Matt Elkan who transformed the space while keeping the cozy cottage style firmly intact.
How often are we tempted to bring home a shiny new furnishing because we just made an impulse buy? When we think of renovations and restoration projects our mind is often filled with thoughts of converting an old hub into a glossy contemporary space filled with the most modern decor.