German architects archequipe designed this cool property in a common pocket of Cologne with a bold exterior and vibrant, airy interiors, along with a couple of unexpected components that are tough to come by in a city center, like the outside dining space. Surrounded by townhouses, this urban house strategy came to life in 1982 as two townhomes that certainly stand out from the rest. The modern day, minimalist exterior is spiced up with an exciting shape and punctuated with lots of windows that flood interiors with all-natural light and framing various snapshots of city life.
Before being constructed, the site of this narrow lot home design was utilized as a vegetable garden – an element that has been transformed into a lovely alfresco living and outside entertaining areas that are surely the go-to when you aim to impress your guests.
Behind the fence that separates public and private home, a manicured garden is a hidden gem.
Haus KLR tends to make a strong impression on 1st view, featuring this complicated geometric facade which appears like a puzzle a shattered and shifted volume. The architect really played with shape, and the contrast among light and shadow, which add interest to this all-white structure. Lots of windows are like accessories dressing up the simple facade.
An entrance nook gives privacy and shelter on entry and exit, not to mention a highlighted area when viewed from a distance. C’;mon in and check it out!
But ahead of you head inside, here’;s a sweet spot you’;ll want to see 1st. An alfresco dining and outdoor entertaining location extends living areas beyond the home’;s walls. A lengthy dining table is encircled by a dozen chairs (of course, all in white!), await a excellent spread and some lively organization. The space is topped by a leafy frame extending overhead.
We really like the contrast between the crisp white walls and modern white “dining room” furniture, against the gently worn cobblestone style floor.
But that’;s not all you will uncover out here. Just about the corner beyond the dining nook, a pond offers a serene focal point to a private sitting location. Mosaic tile floors suit the outdoors but bring a bit of elegance. You have to think it to see it – a secret escape right in the city!
Significantly like the outside of the property, minimalist interiors boast a white backdrop dotted with windows that frame lush green views.
It really is like a timeless black and white photo…