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Forest House Gets Stunning Exterior with Different Shades of Grey Tiles

Surrounded by a beautiful coniferous forest and nestled on the bank of the Neris River, House Villa is an exquisite contemporary residence inspired by the landscape around it. Designed by GYZA, the unique exterior of the house uses multiple shades of grey to create a distinct façade that looks even more beautiful thanks to the cloak of natural greenery. A birch tree stump nestled on the sloped lot was the inspiration for this exceptional design of the exterior and its fascinating use of grey. Crafted using concrete, wood, metal and glass, the house provides a relaxing forest getaway while staying decidedly modern.

Contemporary exterior with gray tones mimics the hues of a birch stump Forest House Gets Stunning Exterior with Different Shades of Grey Tiles

Located on the northern outskirts of the city of Vilnius, the home includes a section that recedes into the ground, giving the interior excellent thermal insulation as the upper levels offer unabated views of the scenic setting outside. Large glass windows try to bring the forest indoors visually, while an airy living area with concrete walls and a floating staircase combine hints of minimalism with fascinating textures. A mezzanine level that offers wonderful views of the river and forest area contains the smart kitchen and dining spaces. The lower levels include the bedrooms, guestroom and additional living quarters.

Glass windows bring the forest outside indoors

Home on elevated platform near Vilnius with panoramic views

Home sunken into the landscape offers ample privacy

Innovative exterior in wood with contemporary elegance

Structure of the home and design offers ample natural insulation

Natural air supply systems, geothermal heating and the energy-efficient design of the home aid in cutting down the power bills while giving it a natural, eco-friendly vibe. Acting as a seamless extension of the forest outside, the interior tries its very best to present a comfy and unassuming ambiance that keeps the focus on the countryside outdoors. Spread across 2,432 square feet, this lovely residence is all about reconnecting with nature with style and sensibility!

[Photography: Antanas Minkevičius, Žilvinas Vasiliauskas, Bonnevier]

Exposed concrete and glass shape the spacious living area with minimal overtones

Floating staircase leading to the top level of the house

Grand use of glass windows brings the forest indoors visually

Kitchen and dining area overlooking river and forest landscape

Plush bedroom of the home with concrete walls and lovely forest view

Floor plan of the ground floor of the House Villa

Floor plan of the second level of the lovely forest house in Vilnius

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