On a plot in a villa quarter at the edge of a forest in the south of Stuttgart, a villa thoroughly designed in Stuttgart, Germany by Alexander Brenner Architects down to the smallest detail was built for an art lover and her family.
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-story void lit by a skylight. The removable floor-to-ceiling glazing opens at a right angle to the terrace so that the inside merges with the roof over the 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 narrow sculptural staircase leads down to the studio from the southern office and workspace. 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.
This two-story high, almost sacral area presents works of art – a client’s passion. Right next to the studio, a storeroom for artwork is attached. The majority of the garden level consists of the pool and spa area.
The part of the sauna and steam bath is an intro-vented area that is kept in warm red and gold tones all around. On the other hand, the indoor swimming pool opens with floor-to-ceiling glazing towards the lower southwest part of the garden.
All bedrooms and the corresponding bathrooms are arranged around the gallery in the upper story. The primary bedroom with fireplace, dressing room, and bathroom is designed as an interconnected “private area.”
The covered roof terrace in front of the bedroom offers a mile-wide view to the southwest. Even more breathtaking is the view from the overlying roof terrace.
Photos by: Zooey Braun
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