Welcome to our gallery featuring the imposing Švedų House by Aketuri Architektai.
This home has a spacious backyard with plenty of area for development and personalized additions.
Although the exterior is grandiose, you will find that the interior has a bit of a minimalist atmosphere. While the rooms are open and spacious, there are no unnecessary decorations and flair that might create clutter.
The exterior features vertical wood paneling with detailed wood grain and a pitch black paint. The deck in the backyard and as well as certain aspects of the interior share the same material.
This home holds large windows in almost every room, which helps to let in natural light even on cloudy days. These large windows also open up each room to a different space, creating the illusion that the room might be more spacious than it is in reality.
With chalky hardwood floors and textured walls, this house is artistic and sophisticated. Unique designs with large windows expose the interior and provide a view into different rooms throughout the house.
While the interior might seem well exposed, the front of the house does not feature the same large windows. This effect creates somewhat of an inner-garden, where the house is open, but only to those who are allowed to see.
What makes this home truly special is the combination of three different volumes. A garage/sauna for relaxing in the heat, and a main building with two different levels.
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The lower level of the main building consists of the largest areas like the kitchen and living room. The upper half is reserved for private bedrooms and bathrooms.
Take a look through these images of this imposing, boldly minimalist home, and experience the artistic perspectives and design tactics of Aketuri Architektai.
Photography: Norbert Tukaj
This view from the back of the home reveals the large deck that connects all units of the house together. The main part of the house features two stories, with an all black exterior and tin roof.
As we move in closer to the house, you will notice a smooth texture on the deck, and a similar texture on the wood used for the exterior of the home. While the walls are black and solid wood, there are plenty of large windows to expose the interior and share natural light.
While these glass panels do not slide open, they certainly will let in some natural light for the living room, and help to open the inside of the house more by providing a wide view of the outdoors and patio area.
This small patio area creates a private space to relax outside without feeling like you are too far away from your home. Surrounded by glass walls, you can see the full kitchen, living room, and hallway just from this small space.
This view from inside of the kitchen shows the small outdoor area. Inside of the kitchen, you might notice the unique texture on the large island countertop. Combining a natural wood grain feel with some interesting colors.
From a different angle, you can see the kitchen completely. The large square island takes up a majority of the space, but the large countertop provides plenty of surface area for dining and working. Stark white cabinetry and a white tile backsplash keep this kitchen looking clean
This living room has an opening leading through a short hallway to the kitchen. In the living room, you will notice a large sliding door witch takes up a majority of the wall space and also provides a view of the backyard. A modest set of furniture is set upon a thin rug, all facing a small wood burning oven.
A view from behind the couch reveals a view of the opposite wall with an entertainment center and multiple drawers for storage. The white brick behind the small wood stove is a nice accent for the room and provides the space with some character.
This view from atop the stair case reveals the chalky hardwood flooring and textured walls. Wood paneling similar to the exterior of the house covers the ceiling, with pendant orb lighting and golden wood rafters.
An interesting aspect of the house, the doors each feature a small circular wind0w to peek out of, revealing an artistic view of the home and a unique perspective on the different spaces.
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