Luxury Sommelier’s home by Sandor Duzs and Architema
Budapest-based architectural practice, Architema and Sandor Duzs have designed the Sommelier’s Home project. Completed in 2012, this contemporary family home is located on the outskirts of Budapest, Hungary.
Located on the suburban area of Budapest, the property is built on a plot of land that offers a fabulous panoramic view.
According to the architects: “The beauty of the bright white villa lies in the exciting geometrical shapes and the exceptional high quality construction. The asymmetrically structured facades with their vast glazed surfaces, and the vertically shifted roof levels make both the building and the interior design characteristic.
“The architects strived to design the building as functional as possible, and for the sake of the overall high architectural quality, their attention has take in the minutest details in the interior design. The reasonably linked spaces, the striking zone connections, and the durable materials, as well as the furniture and fittings all create a delicate, yet cozy environment for everyday life for the family of four.
“An imposing stairway escalates to the entrance, which opens into a separate guest apartment and to a large contiguous social space with spectacularly elaborated elements. Not only the cityscape but also the well-maintained garden becomes part of the interior through the glass surfaces of the slightly divided breakfast room, dining hall and living room. The space is divided by the granite grey kitchen with a massive American walnut fronted wardrobe, or by the brown/grey-tiled pillar that incorporates the fireplace and splits the duplex living room into separate parts. The latter genuinely leads our eyesight up to the library and to the second living room found on the first storey, making the different floors appear connected.
“The gallery has to be the most spectacular point in this luxury home, the large windows open into the most stunning view. The first-storey includes the children’s rooms and separates bathrooms, as well as the bed and bathroom and the wardrobe of the parents.
“The simple interior design concept is also prevalent in the conscious colour choice: starting from the cellar the tones turn gradually lighter. The darker shades of the cellar flooring, the rough oak surfaces, the greenish hues, and the gold lining that highlights the individually lit wall recesses feature the modern version of the classical wine cellars. Elegant greys and modest drabs dominate the ground floor, whereas beige, chalk-white and a few warmer tones prevail in the intimate spaces up above. The sometimes bold, sometimes moderate match of the distinctive elements show a truly delicate sensibility; all shapes, colours and materials integrate in a surprisingly natural way.”
Images courtesy of Tamas Bujnovszky
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