Location: Munich, Germany
Partners: plug lighting, los angeles & graf maltzan architects, munich, brantner holzmanufaktur
Practices: interior, furniture, lighting
This project is an example of the harmonious fusion of traditional classical architecture and contemporary interior and lighting design. The client’s wish was to create the cozy feeling of a traditional villa designed in the style typical for flourishing Munich in the late 1800’s. The challenge centered around the best ways to seamlessly combine the intimate energy of the home with a high tech underground parking, a vast private spa and state-of-the-art technology, home automation, lighting and contemporary interior design. As the integration of these specific wishes into an existing structure seemed unobtainable, the client decided to build a house from scratch and commissioned renown Munich based Architect Graf Carlos Maltzan to design the house’s exterior, Michael Neumayr with the interior architecture and Pia DeLeon of Plug-Lighting, Los Angeles with the lighting of this 1300qm | 14.000sqft private residence.This 5 story residence features 2 underground floors, with a footprint 25% larger than the above ground structure, to accommodate a private Spa with a large swimming pool and private gym area stretched out over an area of 306qm | 3300sqft on the 1st underground floor. The 2nd underground floor houses a 2 car garage with a 2 car elevator, a personal elevator, several technical rooms as well as a 70qm | 750sqft kid’s playroom.
The kitchen, dining room, living room, billiard room and study are located on the ground level. The upper level features kid’s and guest rooms. The master suite and office are located on the top-level.
Every architectural detail, every built-in, the lighting and furniture even the accessories and the art work was curated, designed or specifically developed for this project