The apartment we are sharing today is pure minimalism at its best. It’s renovated by architect Vladimir Radutny with the use of a restrained palette to show off the architecture and the views.
There’s a cool color palette, an open layout to maximize the floor space and direct visual focus to Lake Michigan outside. The volumes are floating one into another, a partition separating the bedroom and bathroom from the living space is made with floor-to-ceiling translucent glass, which provides privacy between the two primary living zones. It’s a great idea to create an illusion divider, which doesn’t look bulky and reflects the dynamic mood changes of the Great Lake.
The sleeping and washing areas are divided by a wooden storage volume – it doesn’t reach the floor or the ceiling not to look bulky. This volume is a wardrobe at the same time – what a functional solution.
Beside the entrance, a kitchen island against a wood-panelled wall extends past the corner into the larger living, providing a counter to eat at. A circular freestanding dining table, a pair of lounge chairs and a couple more tables are the only other furnishing in the bright space, as everything else remains tucked away in cupboards. I also like the comfy reading nook done with a couple of navy woven chairs, a grey rug and a glass coffee table. Here you can see only a bright artwork and some views of the lake – nothing distracts from them.