Here is a home full of light, color and life. The Micheli Residence comes from Italian architect Simone Micheli and was built for the artistâ€™s family. Located in a beautiful part of Florence, you are looking at a home which does not involve only a fabulous design. The architect meant to transform a regular living space into one that would reflect the creatorâ€™s architectural focus: â€œEthical Luxuryâ€. Here is more information on the concept from Simone Micheli:
the new luxury does not mean immobility or habit, but rather freedom and movement. It is a light and stirring thought, at any moment we are able to choose where and how to live and to reinvent the environment we live in. As for architecture the new luxury is related to the idea of regaining the beauties and the truth of our daily life together with our inner feelings
Large spaces, bright lights, and a unique color scheme coupled with a one of a kind layout make for a Florence based family home thatâ€™s nothing short of spectacular.
While Residence Micheli devotes itself to the traditional tenets of luxury living (e.g. freedom of movement and large beautiful spaces), the home evokes a special kind of playfulness that reflects the spirit of Micheli himself. Pink and lime green sprinkle the home in bursts of built in bookshelf color and the occasional painted wall. Most everything else, on the other hand, is white.
The plaster of the original walls were stripped off and pickled to form a contrast the smooth white walls, and the porcelain tiles on the floor create a white thatâ€™s just as bright as the walls. All said and done, about 90% of the home is made of eco compatible materials. A big archway leads into the high ceilinged common relaxation space of the home while volumetric diagonal ceilings create a more intimate feel in the kitchen. A spiderweb textured rope is intertwined along the top of the vaulted public space right to the edge of the the staircase, finishing off the overall mood of the home as a sea of emotion combined with lightness.
Upstairs the bedrooms are suspended between dream and reality. In one of the bedrooms a blue backlit mirror flies over the bed, and the mattress almost flies on a carpet with a leather upholstered headboard. Soda bubbles rise from the bed on the opposite wall, and a yellow lacquered desk provides pop for the space.
When Simone Micheli envisioned Residence Micheli he wanted it to reflect our innermost spirit and essence. He achieved exactly that and created a beautiful place that his family can call home in the process.