In this serene and sober house designed by Untitled Design Agency, you will find peace and quiet thanks to the minimalist interior and the use of soft materials such as natural stone and wood. These characteristics immediately define this exceptional project.
The Canadian design studio has previously undertaken projects such as Charles House and Parkside House, with which they came on our radare. Their style of interior design is evident everywhere: a simple, minimalist aesthetics. Today we take you to a house located in the beach district of Kits Point in Vancouver.
Finding the right balance between modern and characterful was a interesting challenge.
The intention of this renovation project was to give this characteristic house a new look. Since the house had traditional architectural forms, both Untitled Design Agency and the owners, a Swedish couple, wanted to seize the opportunity to apply a modern renovation to this characteristic home. The future residents wanted to opt for a sleek interior in the initial phase of the project, but this proved to be a huge challenge. The dialogue between the architecture inside the house and the modern interior was incoherent. But this changed as the interior evolved, with softer tones coming to the fore. In combination with clean lines and a material palette typical of old traditions, the design made sense. The final result was also achieved thanks to the valuable input of the owners, along with the vision of the architects. The house is the perfect place to unwind, thanks to the balance between sleek design and cosiness created by the soft materials chosen. In addition, the house is complemented by the art collection of the owners, which consists for a large part of portraits of fashion photographers given their positions as executives of two international fashion labels. Some furniture (dining table, desks, beds,…) was custom-made and specially designed for this project. Apart from that, we also see several modern and contemporary designpieces. Think of well-known names such as Nakashima, Hans Wegner, Charlotte Perriand, Norman Cherner and the like. Still Life House became an elegant, sober home with a sleek design that is consistent with its characterful origins.
Photography by Ema Peter