European Inspiration-A Restored Modern Home in Germany

Our previous “European Inspiration” blog featured architect Patrick Meisch and a stunning Belgian home.  Today we venture to Germany and have a look at a beautifully restored modernist bungalow by Sever Severain, Sr. 

Originally built in the 1970’s this almost completely preserved home was renovated with great enthusiasm, expertise and love for detail. Reinstating it to its old glory included adding modern amenities and touches to the bath and kitchen spaces.

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The home mirrors the original design of Sever Severain, Sr. to the last detail with visible influences of important modernist architects like Mies van der Rohe and Richard Neutra readily apparent.

Apart from the master bathroom, the kitchen is the only room that has been newly designed. The LEICHT kitchen blends seemlessly with the modern architecture and design of the rest of the home.

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   Above: LEICHT Frosty White handle-less cabinets and worktop.

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   Above: LEICHT kitchen floorplan.

In the center of the kitchen is a long island into which the cooking center is integrated and which eventually reaches into a dining table, connected through a lowered bench. Under the windows, floor cabinet units form a continuous band across the entire length of the room. Ceiling high tall units opposite house the appliances.

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       Above: Island cupboards are white high gloss laquered.

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Above: Cupboard fronts show a matte white lacquer with a horizontal relief.


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Above: Floor units featire touch opening system, and pullouts are electrically operated, giving the kitchen a clean, handle-less appearance. 

Wonderful original features remain in place, including: the glass façade in the living area; the fire place designed by a renowned artist, leather wall cladding and the slate and ceramic flooring.

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       Above: Original slate flooring and artist designed fireplace.

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       Above: Original ceramic flooring.