Buddy’s House was designed by Ukrainian architect Sergey Makhno to create a constant interaction between the indoors and outdoors. This was possible thanks to the owner’s openness to the architect’s ideas. Sergey imagined a back facade completely open to the surroundings, yet cleverly offering the right amount of privacy. Located in Horenychi, Ukraine, and spreading over 235 square meters, the sophisticated home showcases a large wall of floor-to-ceiling windows exposing the public areas, as well as the owner’s bedroom on the second floor.
Presenting a decorative closed facade to the street, the home known as Buddy’s House welcomes visitors with a contrasting blend of dark-toned surface that meets natural oak around the corner. Combining contrasts to shape a very delicate yet powerful architecture, the architect imagined a cozy and elegant collection of interiors.
Temperate colors and textures were interlaced inside, making the spaces cozy and inviting. Heated up by a fierplace, the social spaces downstairs are open and invite to socialization. The first floor was reserved for living, dining and cooking, plus the additional guest bedroom, wardrobe and ensuite. In the middle of the open social floor-plan, a stunningly dark bookcase flows up to the second floor. Accompanied by a floating staircase, this inspiring 6 meters high library is right there in the top with having a whole home library at your disposal. Light tubes in the ceiling illuminate the staircase and as you start to look around, you notice crafted details like the bespoke furniture made by Ukrainian craftsmen.
Upstairs, the master bedroom and bathroom were dressed with a glass wall. Privacy-protected by almost opaque white curtains, the bedroom is not your every man’s choice. In addition to this, there are also three more bedrooms, two ensuites, two wardrobes and a bathroom on this private floor.
Texture and smoothness meet both indoors and out. Around the sculptural home, plenty of open space provide the family with different spaces to spend quality time. An additional building near the home acts as a multi-functional covered space. It ca be either an outdoor living room, a barbeque area, or a carport. Photographs by Andrey Avdeenko show the beauty of chosen architectural volumes creating a playful contrast between light and dark, opacity and transparency.
Sergey Makhno is known for creating spaces like this elegant living environment blending two different styles. Whether he worked with a multitude of ideas and styles or he designs homes like Buddy’s House, he seems to combine just the right elements to reach modern sophistication.