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A visually stunning sculptural home in Minnesota: Curves and Colors House

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Bjella Architects has designed the Curves and Colors House, an eye-catching residence that is situated in the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota. In the heart of Minnesota, where winters paint the landscape in hues of grey and white for months on end, a modern home challenges the monotony of the season.

A sculpture for living, the home rises from the earth like a muted yellow, tapered drum, embracing both grace and boldness in its architectural design. Created for an extended family with an adventurous spirit and unafraid of a vibrant palette, this high-tech residence is a reaction to the cold, desolate winters of Minnesota, a winter refuge against the monotony of the grey and white, often dreary landscape.

DESIGN DETAILS: ARCHITECT Bjella Architecture INTERIOR DESIGNER Bjella Architecture

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It is a canvas for color therapy, introducing warm reds, oranges, and yellows that fill the interior through stone and tile, rich wood wall panels, and exotic wood cabinets.

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Stepping through the entrance, a glimpse of a grand, sweeping staircase teases through a slot in a tapered privacy wall. It is not until one enters the living room that the staircase fully materializes, with the privacy wall serving as an elegant backdrop.

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Rising seamlessly, it transforms into a curved bridge that traverses above and between the living and dining rooms, leading to a library before culminating in a two-story fireplace clad in textured metal panels. This bridge serves not only as a functional passageway but also provides a partial visual separation, adding a sense of drama and spatial depth to the living space.

modern home entry with a curved staircase

On the same level, strategically located away from each other, the secondary bedroom suites offer privacy while maintaining a connection to the central public areas. At the highest level of the residence, a circular glass sky room, designed for meditation and fitness, offers panoramic views of the surroundings. Changing hues of the sky and surrounding landscape provide a dynamic backdrop for rejuvenation.

modern home entry with a curved staircase

This modern home in Minnesota transcends traditional boundaries, both in design and functionality through its unconventional layout, innovative design, and vibrant color palette, it becomes a haven of warmth and inspiration for the extended family within its walls.

modern curved staircase

In this dwelling, architecture, and art coalesce, all the while standing in bold defiance against the harshness of an icy climate, aspiring to prolong the allure of the beautiful warm summer season within the confines of the home throughout the winter.

modern living room looking down from the upper-level staircase

What We Love: The Curves and Colors House is the perfect example of visionary architecture with its innovative design and vibrant aesthetic. From the sculptural exterior facade to the curved staircase and high-tech interior features, every aspect of this dwelling showcases a blend of creativity and functionality, making it a true standout in the architectural landscape of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Tell Us: What details in the design of the Curves and Colors House do you find most intriguing? Please share your thoughts in the Comments below!

Note: Have a look at a couple of other fascinating home tours that we have showcased here on One Kindesign from the architects of this project, Bjella Architects: See this luxury hilltop house with spectacular Los Angeles skyline views and Modern cottage home in Missouri with a visually stunning architectural design.

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modern staircase detail

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modern living room with a fireplace

modern living room with a fireplace

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modern living room with a fireplace

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modern fireplace detail

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The main level of the home features a kitchen meticulously designed for family engagement and culinary convenience. The layout allows the entire family to cook together seamlessly, avoiding interference.

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Dual cooktops, a built-in coffee maker, a rice steamer, a wok burner, and a deep fryer cater to every culinary whim. Ventilation for the plethora of appliances is provided by an extended custom vent hood.

modern kitchen with a curved bar top

The blue Venetian plaster accented kitchen, with its curved ceiling abstractly reminiscent of contrails across the sky, pays homage to the infrequent sunny days of the Minnesota winter.

modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances

Cooking in this space occurs against a backdrop wall of stainless steel, housing the refrigerator, warming drawers, and ovens, along with an appliance garage for small appliances.

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modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances

A large walk-in butler’s pantry provides additional refrigeration, storage, and cleanup facilities.

modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances

During large meal preparation, the U-shaped center island functions as a complete kitchen in itself. A dedicated cleanup station spans one wall and features two independent sinks and dual dishwashers, along with dishware storage.

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modern curved staircase view from the second level

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modern bathroom integrated spa tub detail with steps

modern bathroom sink countertop detail

modern bathroom glass-enclosed shower interior view with spa shower heads

modern bathroom with a vanity, skylights and integrated spa tub

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modern bathroom with a detail of the vanity

modern bathroom with a vanity, skylights and integrated spa tub

modern bathroom with an integrated spa tub

modern bathroom with an integrated spa tub

modern bathroom with an integrated spa tub

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modern bathroom vanity detail

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modern bathroom wall detail with display niches

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PHOTOGRAPHER Tim Bjella

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modern home upper level floor plan

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Sinnelg
2 months ago

In fine design it is often said, knowing when to quit is key.

Jane
2 months ago

For such a beautiful, modern home, it is so sad to have so few places to sit down with almost no furniture.