German architecture is a fascinating study, with this charming country having adopted a number of diverse European styles over a long architectural history. Today we head to Germany to reveal the astonishing transformation of a typical German bungalow by RK Next Architekten in Bayreuth. EFH K4 was a run-of-the-mill residence with no distinguishing features until the talented architects took it in hand and gave it a stylish and modern makeover! Wood and glass now combine elegantly to create an abode which is the epitome of modern luxury surrounded by landscaped patches of green. The interiors hold a futuristic surprise for you, too!
We see before us a standard, old-fashioned German bungalow with its white walls, dark tiled roof and unappealing garage door. There is nothing to wow us, and the house and garden look shabby and neglected.
The new look is trendy and stylish! The clean, straight lines of the building together with the elegant wood cladding are a far cry from the tired old façade! The garden has also been neatly tended.
A closer look at the residence and we see just how sophisticated the long wooden panels are, giving the home a dash of stylish rusticity. The design of the window grilles matches the panelled walls, and the grey door with its smart handle is a trendy touch. The door and window frames have been upgraded to galvanized zinc. The cement path through the greenery is a lovely entry to this beautiful home.
The back view of the house reveals a modern delight, replete with large glass windows and an open-plan design. A big thumbs-up to the elegant glass balcony above the cosy patio. The staircase bordered by plants as it runs up the natural slope of the land is a lovely addition.
The intelligent use of large glass windows on the upper floor ensures a marvellous panoramic view of the mountain range in the distance!
The dining area is a futuristic dream! Should we gaze at the artificial turf ceiling with its snazzy futuristic lights or should we look in wonder at the green stools and ergonomic chairs? Illuminated by ample natural light, the white and green colour palette is cool and refreshing, and contrasts prettily with the brown window frames. It is the perfect setting for enjoying a meal!
The solid black, white and brown décor of this neat little space is ideal for a spot of cosy and peaceful reading! The huge lights on the ceiling ensure sufficient brightness and look stylish too.
RK Next Architekten’s makeover of a typical old residence into an open-plan, stylish home that combines both rustic and futuristic elements, has been executed with flair. Check out another before & after story for more ideas: The inspiring makeover of a seriously tiny home.