In Bergen, Norway, local resident Thomas Pfeffer partnered with Canadian architect Todd Saunders to design Villa G, a home situated on the southwest coast. A monochromatic white exterior allows the home to blend into its surroundings during winter months and visually distinguish itself during summer months. Whitewashed wood adorns the exterior, with planks of varying widths providing visual interest upon close inspection. The white theme is carried into the interior as well, where it is complemented by bright furniture accent pieces and large scale artwork.
When he initially approached Saunders, Pfeffer had a specific list of features he wanted integrated into his home. It was important that audio and visual equipment and its accompanying media storage be incorporated seamlessly without intruding visually into interior spaces. Pfeffer explains, “We knew that we wanted a house with clean lines without any visual noise and clutter.” The clean line theme is continued throughout the home, with elements such as the stair taking center stage. The stair rises in the center of the home and is constructed from a single piece of 1 cm thick steel weighing over 2000 lbs. Pfeffer’s specific objectives and close working relationship with the architect created a home tailored specifically to his family where he expects they will, “live for a very long time.”
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