Russian Home Design: A Menagerie of Modern Hues

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.

Russian Home Design: A Menagerie of Modern Hues 1

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.

Russian Home Design: A Menagerie of Modern Hues 2

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.

Russian Home Design: A Menagerie of Modern Hues 3

Russian Home Design: A Menagerie of Modern Hues 4

The green tint of the glazed interior wall has an unusual contrast to the wall and ceiling colors.

Russian Home Design: A Menagerie of Modern Hues 5

Russian Home Design: A Menagerie of Modern Hues 6

Russian Home Design: A Menagerie of Modern Hues 7

Russian Home Design: A Menagerie of Modern Hues 8

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.

Russian Home Design: A Menagerie of Modern Hues 9

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.

Russian Home Design: A Menagerie of Modern Hues 10

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.

Russian Home Design: A Menagerie of Modern Hues 11

Russian Home Design: A Menagerie of Modern Hues 12

Russian Home Design: A Menagerie of Modern Hues 13

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.

Russian Home Design: A Menagerie of Modern Hues 14

Russian Home Design: A Menagerie of Modern Hues 15

Russian Home Design: A Menagerie of Modern Hues 16

Russian Home Design: A Menagerie of Modern Hues 17

  • Facebook
  • Google Plus