Just outside of Poznań in Borówiec, Poland, mode:lina architekci designed the Fence House which presents as a geometric structure in contrasting colors from the outside. Two block-like volumes with pitched roofs and an off-center garage are composed of brick and concrete painted in black, white, and shades of grey giving the semi-traditional style a contemporary spin. The front facade has few windows giving the family added privacy from the street. Various types of fences were installed for additional security, which led to the home’s name, the Fence House.
Around back the house opens up to the outdoor space through sliding glass doors and lots of windows. The parents and their two children requested separate areas, which led to designing the two structures. The ground floor is shared by all and includes the kitchen that extends out to the garden.
The hallway includes a unique feature – a window with views of the owner’s cool car. It becomes a work of art as it’s framed by the window. The large living room has various framed views of the surrounding landscape and has a mezzanine level above which houses a library. The children’s bedroom has a pair of house-like beds any kid would dream of having, they create a personal space for each child and make the kids feel cozier.