A fabulous home starts with an open and honest collaboration between the architect, interior designers, and of course, the home owner. In many cases, this type of collaboration results in a home that is borne out of a special love for a certain style, a particular piece of art, or even a color. But in the instance of this house from the team at LINE Architects, the house was inspired by the homeowner’s passion for cars. That passion is carried through each choice in the design, even to the extent that the homeowner’s cars are visible from many different areas of the space.
The house, designed by architect Dmitry Petrov and located in Chișinău, Moldova, measures 494.2 square meters (5319.52 square feet). It consists of two main areas, including an open and airy downstairs living area and the upstairs bedroom and working areas.
The first floor, starting from the entrance hall, fights to be as open as possible with vaulted ceilings and a consistently implemented white color scheme. Staying true to the automotive theme, the downstairs lounge is separated from the garage by a glass partition. This unusual choice, finished with neutral drapes, means that the occupant’s beloved cars can actually be put on display at any time.
An oversized floor lamp in the lounge area works as a major focal point, particularly when the drapes are drawn over the garage. The style of a desk lamp blown up into almost comical proportions is one we can seen before in a number of modern homes.
The house, which the architect refers to as House 4 Cars, is made mainly from metal, glass, concrete, and ceramic. The emphasis on these industrial materials are just another way to reference the pieces and parts of the sleek machines in the garage.
Of course, not every part of the home is entirely focused on cars. The downstairs living area is deftly separated in the lounge, dining room, and kitchen by partial walls that provide separation but also keep the space open and bright. The first floor also houses a guest bedroom and bath.
On the second floor, private family bedrooms and office spaces, coupled with small balconies and large windows, allow the residents to melt away from the rest of the house easily and instead spend time gazing out over the well manicured lawn and pool area.