House in Šiauliai by Ramūnas Manikas

Designed by Ramūnas Manikas and Valdas Kontrimas, House in Šiauliai is a contemporary two-storey residence located in Šiauliai, Lithuania.

Spacious living room with modern grey couch, recessed lighting, and view of dining area.
Modern, minimalist living room with wood-paneled walls, fireplace, and gray furniture.
Spacious, modern living room with large gray sofa, marble coffee tables, and aquarium.
Minimalist living room with dark wood paneling, fireplace, and large aquarium feature.
Modern kitchen and dining area with sleek white cabinetry, wood accents, and a large aquarium.
Sleek, modern kitchen with wooden cabinetry, white countertops, and pendant lighting.
Modern, minimalist kitchen and dining area with sleek white countertops, pendant lights, and curtained windows.
Modern open-concept living and dining area with fireplace, aquarium, and hardwood floors.
Spacious modern interior with warm wood paneling, a fireplace, and minimalist staircase.
Modern living room with fireplace, wooden storage unit, and minimalist decor.
Dramatic, angular staircase with wooden steps and walls, leading to a warm, welcoming space.
A modern bedroom with a gray upholstered headboard, patterned bedding, and minimalist decor.
Luxurious bathroom with freestanding tub, floor-to-ceiling marble tiles, and modern fixtures.
Modern bathroom design with sleek white vanity, dual sinks, and dramatic marble walls.
Sleek, modern bathroom with grey marble-patterned tiles, minimalist fixtures, and spacious layout.

About House in Šiauliai

Streamlined Living Spaces

The common area on the first floor of the Šiauliai house merges the corridor, living room, and kitchen into one cohesive space. Meanwhile, the guest room, lavatory, boiler room, and garage stand alone. As you ascend to the second floor, you find the parents’ and children’s bedrooms, alongside a closet and two bathrooms.

Minimalist Interior Design

The house’s interior adopts a minimalist and simple style. Sharp lines in the spatial design, furniture, and the contrast of colors highlight this refined aesthetic. The dominant hue in the space is the color of smoked oak flooring, which is repeated in some veneers and doors. The pale walls and white furniture create a stark contrast with these darker tones.

Playful Touches and Consistent Themes

Black chandeliers, the stone of the fireplace, and door handles add a playful element to the decor. The main highlight on the first floor is an aquarium, which enlivens the space with its aquatic plants, bringing vibrancy and comfort. This theme of color and style continues on the second floor, maintaining a modern and consistent look throughout the house.

Photography courtesy of Ramūnas Manikas

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- by Matt Watts