A couple in love with the blues imagined their life together. Painting the picture, they needed a place that would magnify this passionate love for soul-shaking music and help it unfold naturally. This is how the Black House Blues in a small village called Kulautuva in Lithuania, was built. Spreading over 170 square meters, this modern forest house in Lithuania is dressed in a dark skin only to reveal a pristine interior. Architects of Studija Archispektras imagined a home that would encourage owners to play their beloved blues music as loud as they desired. On a forest edge in Lithuania, a small village called Kulautuva was the perfect place for building such an exemplary dream home.
This dark and imposing structure vibrates under blues melodies as loud as the owners wish. According to the architects, “family wished for a high central living space through which melancholic music would fill their home and reach every room. They would open the glass facade in summer and sit outside on a large wooden deck – an interstitial space between bluesy rhythms and peaceful birds singing.” Overlooking the forest, each space was designed to be magically simple. A mezzanine in the double-height living room, Tolix stools in the kitchen, a natural color palette mixing light and shadow and large expanses of glass contribute to thefeeling of naturalness.
Details like the white Eames Eiffel chairs around the dining table contrasting dark Eames Eiffel chairs on the deck surprise the house’s duality. The renowned Eames Lounge Chair and ottoman complete the comfort imagined for listening to the blues in peace. Photographed by Juozas Kamenskas, the modern forest house thrives under its owners’ love: “They would be picking boletus for dinner in their front yard and let the wild nature thrive right into the kitchen. They would never forget to have some good white wine with a couple of friends. And they got it all. And they will live long enough in a house that always blues.”
Discover the Free-Spirited House With “Rusted” Framework and compare it with the Black House Blues – they’re part of the same architect’s portfolio.