The historic city of is arguably one of the most beautiful in all of Europe and its dreamy medieval charm cobbled streets imposing cathedrals and scenic beauty still attract travelers from across the planet. It is only fitting then that the Chameleon House located on the outskirts of the Czech capital draws the inspirations for its contours from the outside!
The vertical pacific teak cladding the outside of the home gives it a unique sense of identity and is combined with exposed concrete walls to create a distinct and grand façade. Step inside and one finds that both the walls and the ceiling are elegantly draped in cedar panels that are painted white to give the house a relaxed beachy vibe.
We are often so focused on interior design and decorating that we tend to ignore the exterior of our home. The façade of a building is what gives it a sense of identity and lets it stand out visually from its surrounding structures.
A semi-minimal living space kitchen and dining area located on the lower level are connected with the lush green backyard in an unabated fashion while the top level with the bedrooms and the bathrooms provides a serene and personal refuge. Elegant decor additions like the sizzling Caboche Chandelier enliven the home and scenic views of the beautiful lake in the distance help complete this tranquil getaway.
Large glass doors separate the living areas from the bedrooms and the large sauna bathroom while stainless steel Art Deco doors from a 1920s theater in Hawaii stand tall in the kitchen. The living area Napoleon III chairs tufted sofas in mohair vintage French leather club chairs and industrial-style lighting create a magical and timeless setting.
While the focus largely remains on the outdoors the interior matches the elegance of the view with the use of unassuming neutral shades that gracefully play second fiddle to the panoramic views. Black cream and white are the three prominent shades used to fashion a relaxed and serene setting.
The architects from ensured that the classic Victorian-style street façade of the house remained intact along with the bedrooms in the main house. Instead they capitalized on the additional space in the rear and crafted a trendy and contemporary glass extension that now houses the living room kitchen and the spacious dining area.