Studija Archispektras built this gorgeous black home nestled in a lush forest in Lithuania. Inspired by the clients’ love of music, Black House Blues is partially clad in angled glass panes that open up to the forest during warmer months. Designed with high living spaces, the home echoes its residents' favorite music throughout, while creating a relationship with the outdoors.
From the outside, the angular home is a mix of black brick and structured glass panels that harmonize together. A glass-encased form mirrors the home’s gables, creating an airy entryway that opens onto an elevated wooden patio. During warm months, the glass panes open, allowing fresh air to infiltrate the home.
The interior of the home is open and airy, with double-height ceilings in living areas that curve with the angles of the house. Skylights and glass panes continue throughout, bringing light into upper floor bedrooms. Black brick is echoed inside by accent walls housing a modern fire place. Stark white walls meet the brick, emphasizing the airy quality of the design. The floor is clad in sleek grey stone that corresponds with the brick.
A drop ceiling for the dining and kitchen areas is lined with rich grey-stained wood that continues the natural aesthetic. Upstairs, wooden floors and wall accents mimic the forest outside, tying nature into every room in the house. The sprawling home creates great acoustics for enjoying both music and the sounds of nature that filter indoors.