Welcome to our gallery featuring the elegant Situla Single Man Residence by GAO Arhitekti.
This home is a pleasantly bright apartment in the modern commercial-residential building called Situla, in the heart of Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia.
The cozy home takes its name from its function as a dynamic environment for a successful single man.
Over a mere 84 square meters, the home boasts an abundance of unique style and material touches that elevate it beyond its peers. The design is highly focused and dense with detail.
The entire home is wrapped in clean white structures, connected with black glossy tiles, smoked oak countertops, and large, full height windows.
The backbone of the home is a long L-shaped hallway which has been decked out in boutique wall graphics, with rhythmically repeating ceiling lights highlighting the path through.
The kitchen and dining areas are meshed into one single open plan area, defined by strong standout elements. A work counter and island that continues into dining table space connects and enlarges the area, defining the kitchen in the process.
The living room area features a sleek design sense, upgraded by an industrial lamp and mirror, with a modular sofa that can accommodate many different shapes and layouts. This area also boasts beautiful views over the city via large full height windows.
The client has a young daughter, necessitating a smaller bedroom, which appears flush with color and wrapped in an intricate, interactive wallpaper that can be adorned with photos and artwork.
The primary bedroom is more in tune with the rest of the home, connected to an open design closet that makes the room dynamic, spacious, and welcoming. A hazelnut headboard dominates the room and offers a splash of vintage fun.
The rough edged industrial touches throughout the home grant a robust feel to the interior, enhancing the masculine sensibility of the design.
Photography: Miran Kambič
Viewed across the central open space, we see the lengthy kitchen island with plenty of dining space. Here, the full height windows and sliding glass panels reveal the expansive views and the broad balcony.
Turning to the side, we can see the kitchen area head-on, appreciating the tight geometric look of the space as well as the uniformity of the sleek, hardware-less cabinetry.
The kitchen boasts deep black subway tile backsplash as well as a rich natural wood shelf built into the wall. Touches like these add contrast and nuance to the modern space.
Turning a little bit further, we see the L-shaped hallway that connects the bedrooms to the open plan area here. The rich hardwood flooring and white walls continue away from this space in coherent fashion.
The lengthy kitchen island is a standout element of the space, providing both a working countertop and plenty of room for four diners. It also helps define the kitchen agains the living room area to the left.
The lengthy hallway is punctuated by sharp, geometric decals on the walls and ceiling, spiking the white palette with sharp edged style. Subtle bursts of color help define this area.
Here we see how the hallway appears when entering the home. The lengthy button tufted leather benches to the left add a bit of traditional style in contrast to the sharp, sleek home interior.
Here is the child’s bedroom, a smaller space bursting with color and detail. The specialized wallpaper design plays host to pictures and artwork in a unique way.
The primary bedroom is defined by a more industrial look, with concrete walls exposed an circular shade panels on the windows. The hazelnut headboard helps connect it to the rich hardwood flooring throughout the home.
From here we can see the open closet design, making the room feel larger and more dynamic. The lengthy hallway recedes from view toward the front entry and the rest of the home.
The primary bathroom is an exercise in tight elegance, with a floating, frameless mirror and compact vessel sink vanity standing out in a spartan space.
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