A contemporary house always be the best of modern in home design, such as this Casa Barone in Hillside House, Perched on a rocky slope between pines with a waterway at its feet, Casa Barone is an ultra-modern hillside house designed by Sweden architects WRB. In sharp contrast to its more traditional neighbors, this contemporary Swedish house plan features a flat roof and a minimalist black exterior framing its massive windows. The main part of the house is concealed underground within the steep hillside, where large horizontal platform creates a nice living and entertaining area. Half of this space is occupied by an upper living level, while the other half is open to the outdoors and connects to the kitchen. The house was designed for a young Italian painter and his Swedish wife so a studio space was a must, where the homeowner can work and be inspired by the surroundings.
An existing summer house on a steep continuous slope was the starting point for this project. The old house sat in the middle of the property leaving only unusable narrow and highly sloping ground around it. A main issue was therefore to regain the property and to create flat areas with good sun conditions for outdoor activities. From the outside into the interiors, this house looks great with contemporary design, large glass wall will be a good lighting at noon and will become a “display” so the house looks great at night. To enjoy more inspiration of this house, just take a look on these gallery. [via]