This Russian home, designed by architect Andrew Stuben, holds a slightly unusual approach to a contemporary interior. We have become accustomed to finding stark white walls with zingy accents, or perhaps a smooth all-over cream given edge with black base notes, but the palette of this place is of a different mix. The juxtaposed color combinations are a little strange throughout this dwelling, with clashing hues here and there, but these do allow the prevalent architectural details to remain strong. There is neither a cool nor a warm palette in any space, but rather an undulating selection of the two that the eye must dance over to take in each individual feature.
The home has a total area just short of one thousand square meters, with a total living space of 656 square meters, complete with four bedrooms with bathrooms and dressing rooms.
The open plan layout of the living/dining/kitchen space runs through a spectrum of brown based hues, starting with a cohesive ceiling color to tie in with the wooden elements of the room, and underlined in a tile that introduces a red accent within it’s fleck.
The green tint of the glazed interior wall has an unusual contrast to the wall and ceiling colors.
There is one small cabinet office on the second floor that overlooks the lounge area below, and a one hundred square meter main office that occupies the entire third floor all by itself.
The home has a Russian oven with wood furnace that combines cultural contexts of old and new, only moving away from traditional elements of village life to embrace a modern minimalist form.
The modern edge of the home has been dampened with not-so-modern hunting trophies; the macabre collection makes a museum in the large home office.
The dining area is separated from the chefs zone by interior glazed doors, allowing guests to either be part of the action or shielded from the cooking smells.