House A&B is a mid-century contemporary dream house in Perchtoldsdorf, Austria. Transformed from a summer time retreat, this minimalist dwelling was created by Smertnik Kraut Architekten for a couple who appreciates art and style.
The vibe is decidedly Californian with its flat roof, open plan, glazed walls, terrazzo floors and outdoor pool terrace. From the street, the stark white house is hidden behind a white wall and mechanized, retractable metal garage door. The carport sits at the shorter end of the L-shaped structure and portrays white vertical slats permitting for a peek into the yard and gardens. An adjacent path follows the developing, top to the home’s entrance of a glass-panel door.
The rear facade is totally glazed, an additional nod to the Golden State’s architecture. A dining patio attributes a white round table flanked by lime-yellow “S” chairs. The linear swimming pool sits adjacent and is presided more than by an opulent green-marble privacy wall–love the contrast between basic and sublime!
After inside, it’s the custom rosewood finishes which beautify the space. The kitchen cabinetry, marble-topped island and various walls throughout this mod dwelling are wrapped in this gorgeous grained wood.
Designer furnishings are mixed with newer mid-century contemporary pieces, which are an best counterpart to the colorful array of framed graphic art displayed on the walls. A chrome and glass-globe chandelier is gracefully installed above the dining table with tulip chairs, illuminating this principal living region, although adding a hip power to the space.
What is so special is that the walls diving the interiors are not complete, rather floating partitions which produce privacy with no closing off the connected, fluid spaces. Exposed concrete walls are a striking juxtaposition to the warmth of the wood, whilst the smooth terrazzo flooring throughout adds a retro vibe.
A contemporary dream home transformation, House A&B becomes a sophisticated interpretation of a California-style, mid-century residence.