Holiday house, Makarov, region of Kiev

View to the house and terrace from the yard
View to the house and terrace from the yard
Olena Bulavko

Initially the client wanted to build a simple summer house. As it often happens in the Ukraine, the house was planned by the owner himself without taking into consideration location, orientation and functional zoning. Only after some time the friend-architect was asked for advice. The house was then orientated in a correct way and received its present laconic shape. The house "looks" towards the entrance of the village and seems to move in direction to the pine forest. The plan is reduced to the minimal needs, with technical and utility rooms in the basement, kitchen and double-height living room on the ground floor, library and bedroom on the first floor, which opens onto the ground floor with a balcony. The house is surrounded by a wing-shaped veranda, offering enough space for the owners and a large number of neighbours and friends. At a later stage the client started building a workshop with guestroom on the same site.

View to the house and terrace from the yard Ground floor plan First floor plan View of the terrace side North elevation Isometric view with roof construction View of the living room side during construction View of the main house and of the guests' house under construction View of the main house and of the guests' house Guests' house and the workshop