Contemporary German villa surrounded by forest

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SU House is a contemporary villa situated at the edge of a forest in the south of Stuttgart, Germany, designed by Alexander Brenner Architects. The villa has been thoroughly designed down to the smallest detail, built for an art lover and her family. From the architects, “From the piazza at the entrance to the site a silvery garage structure leads past the upper garden with the lake and the “morning patio” with its pebble stone flooring to the entrance on the north side.
Following the entrance hall the large dining table is placed below a two-storey void and lit by a skylight.

The removable floor-to-ceiling glazing opens up at right-angle to the terrace, so that the inside merges with the roofed over outside in the summer months. The kitchen was designed as an eat-in kitchen. It works either as a closed space or thanks to the wide sliding door as a part of the whole. A large, broad fireplace directs to the living area, which was planned as a more secure and intimate place. A full-width skylight at the back sends light beams onto the wall with paintings and sculptures.”

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From the southern office- and workspace a narrow sculptural staircase leads down to the studio. This two-storey high, almost sacral area serves to present works of art – a passion of the client. Right next to the studio a storeroom for artwork is attached.

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In the upper storey all bedrooms and the corresponding bathrooms are arranged around the gallery. The master-bedroom with fireplace, dressing room and bathroom is designed as an interconnected “private area”. The covered roof terrace, positioned in front of the bedroom offers a mile-wide view to south-west. Even more breathtaking is the view from the overlying roof terrace.

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The majority of the garden level consists of the pool and spa area. The part of the sauna and steam bath is an introverted area which is kept in warm red and gold tones all around. The indoor swimming pool on the other hand opens with a floor-to-ceiling glazing towards the lower south-west part of the garden.

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Photos: Courtesy of Alexander Brenner Architects

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11 years ago

This is Art with a capital A. The unexpected cubist lines a la those of Frank Lloyd Wright are the star of this show. The interior furnishings are simple and subdued, letting the architecture do the talking. This is what lots of money and a desire to show off can produce. Is it bound to go down in history as a masterpiece of design? Of course not. But does it look pretty darned cool? Yes. And I guess that’s enough. The pieces of sculpture on display are also shockingly tolerable, if not downright neat. Apparently the owner actually has taste,… Read more »