Concrete minimalism and bold metals characterise this bachelor pad in Ukraine by Sergey Makhno Architects
SEP 6, 2019 | By Vedika Nair
Crafting a bachelor pad to the absolute satisfaction of its owner is an adventurous task. To keep abreast with the busy lifestyle of an industrious businessman, Sergey Makhno architects have helmed the design of a stylish 3,700 sq ft dwelling that will almost have you living like a millionaire. “The aim was to create a space that would give out the vibe of a luxury hotel in the comfort of a cosy home,” says Sergey Makhno, founder and head of Sergey Makhno Architects.
While everyone settles for ideal and mundane, Sergey Makhno architects created something perfect from imperfection. The bachelor pad exudes a raw and rustic vibe with its monochromatic colour scheme.
The interior, crafted in a true-blue Ukrainian style, fuses Ukrainian traditions and modern design sensibilities. “The main thought behind the design was to create a minimalistic vibe with dominating metal columns and stone walls,” says the designer. Another add-on to this abode is the stunning panoramic view of the Kyiv landscapes.
“First, it seems like you’re in a cave, but the sun in the panoramic windows turns you back to reality,” he says while describing the living room. The room can hold intimate dinners, as well as grand parties, owing to the durable concrete floor “which can withstand any cocktails,” he adds. The transformation of a modest billiard table into a glamorous dining table holds the promise of interesting dinner table conversations.
Tread a few steps into the man cave, we step into the office of the owner that channels dark hues, ceramic elements, replete with a wine cellar. Retreat to the guest room where metallic walls and soft upholstery adorn various spaces within the room.
A complete paradox to the first, the second guest room embodies suede textures and eye catching decor elements like the bulrush panel made with ecological materials. Ultimately, the owner’s den—the master bedroom boasts minimalism in a sombre fusion of grey and beige tones—where the ceiling flows into the walls and the bed. Sergey adds, “Here you are there for yourself. Here, nobody needs to pretend, you can just relax, for example, soaking in your jacuzzi at the height of the bird’s eye.”
Textures come alive in the contrasting textiles seen in this bed chamber