Welcome to our gallery featuring the attractive Modern Forest home by M2 Architectural Group, located near Moscow.
This two-story mansion features a green roof, and the design pays particular attention to environmental and site concerns.
The home is built on the edge of a birch forest, and is built strictly on the clearing, with no trees removed during construction.
The goal of the project was to create a luxurious home that is environmentally sensitive, while still delivering fantastic views from the interior and a functional, livable design.
The interior of the home is situated around a central living area, containing the living room, dining area, and kitchen.
In order to provide the desired views, the living room was fitted with panoramic windows, which allow ample natural light and gives the space an airy, welcoming atmosphere.
Attached to the living room is a terrace, which provides even more incredible views, and is perfect for company.
The style of the home is primarily minimalist, with enough contemporary pieces to add warmth, comfort, and color.
A staircase leads up from the living room into a smaller family room that could serve as a nursery in the future, as the owners are a young couple.
The second floor also features a guest bedroom and a private bathroom finished with wood and faux travertine tile, in addition to the primary suite.
We hope you’ll enjoy exploring this home as much as we did!
Architect: Alexander Zhidkov
Structural Engineer: Artem Chernov
Interior Design: Alexander Zhidkov, Denis Davydov, Ilya Nasonov, Maria Nasedkina
Photography: Eugene Kulibaba
Entry to the home is provided through a wide hall, which features a larch plank accent wall with a minimalist table and a silver-framed mirror. The left wall is starkly minimalist in light gray. Glass double doors lead into the main floor living room.
As we move into the living room, we are greeted by floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows and a door leading out to the terrace, facing the birch forest. An enclosed fireplace is lined by dark charcoal gray bricks and a raised granite hearth. An enormous dusky blue sectional dominates the space, with a glass staircase leading up to the second floor.
A closer look at the living room reveals the small accents in white that add contemporary flair to the minimalist home. These include the two white light fixtures, designed to look like stylized flowers, and a tripod lamp.
The brickwork continues into the kitchen and dining room, adding texture to the minimalist wooden cabinets. The preparation area is kept somewhat separate from the pantry. A spacious wood and white island has dining space for four, in addition to the more formal dining area adjacent.
The dining room shares a wall with the living room, including the passthrough fireplace. Open spaces on either side allow the rooms to flow, yet remain distinct.
Following the stairs to the second floor, we enter the smaller family room and library. This is a spacious area that could easily be made into a nursery or children’s room if necessary. Panoramic windows let in plenty of natural light, and are covered by airy sheer curtains.
As we move into the primary bathroom, we see another wooden plank accent wall, which contrasts with the gray fabric headboard. A matching floor lamp sits across the bed from the lamp on the nightstand.
The spacious guest bathroom features faux travertine tile and wooden panelling. A trough sink features two contemporary chromed faucets. Above the vanity is a single expansive mirror.
The primary bathroom is fully tiled in a rich, warm beige, and features a small privacy wall separating the soaking tub from the commode. A full-length bathroom mirror is visible to the left.
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