The Hilltop House Cleverly Hides a Garage Underneath Grassy Slopes
Polish design firm mode:lina is back with another project outfitted with their unique, signature details. Located in a residential community in Poznań, Poland, the Hilltop House combines everything the homeowners love – mountains, winter activities, automobiles, and creative architecture. The result is a modern barn with a hidden garage in a hill all surrounded by trees.
To the side of the pitched roof structure is an attached garage to house the family’s cars. The concrete garage can be seen peeking out from under a hillside which is covered in greenery and flowers. The architects built the hill to disguise the garage, the technical components of the house, and an office.
On top of the hill, a smaller pitched roof structure houses the primary bedroom with direct access to the grassy slopes.
On the outside, the team juxtaposed natural materials, like wood and concrete, with dark metal sheeting and large glass panes. They come together perfectly for a visually intriguing exterior.
Inside, the main living space benefits from a double-height ceiling and a wall of windows for an open feel. A similar color palette from the outside continues in with concrete floors, black furnishings, and wooden details.
A minimalist black kitchen looks out to the open space while living underneath the loft.
The open wood staircase rises alongside a wall clad in vertical wood planks. Individual black rods make a statement while preventing falling off the side.
The large amount of windows makes for a sunny interior during the daytime.
Upstairs, a seating loft with a black mesh railing overlooks the open living space and enjoys the same green views as the downstairs.
The primary bed is tucked away in a nook with a black backdrop and wooden ceiling.
The main bathroom feels dramatic with black and white marble, and a black and white tub.
The garage is designed with a car jack so the homeowner can work on their cars.
Photos by Patryk Lewiński.