A Family Villa in Budapest With Colorful, 1960s-Inspired Interiors

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By Michele Koh Morollo
Built at the turn of the 19th century, this villa in Budapest has been remodeled with bold and colorful, pop art-inspired interiors.

Designed by Hungarian studio POSITION Collective, this 2,099-square-foot, two-story villa on Rezeda Street in the Pest area of Budapest is home to a family of four. 

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Within, herringbone wood floors, geometric details on the ceilings, quirky lighting, furniture with interesting textures and colors, and framed artwork and photography come together to create a jaw-dropping contemporary home. 

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The villa includes a garden terrace and balconies that look out to 180-degree views of the cityscape, along with ancient trees on the slope of Gellért Hill. 

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Much of the villa's exterior was left as is, but its high-ceilinged interiors were completely renovated. 

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The original floor plan consisted of multiple separate rooms. POSITION Collective reconfigured the layout and transformed the upper level into an open-plan space where one functional zone flows into the next. 

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The lower level of the villa is allocated entirely to the parents, which includes a bedroom, bathroom, and private living area. 

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The living lounge, dining area, kitchen, and children's room are located on the upper level. 

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The living lounge and dining area is sited on the side of the villa that faces the balcony. 

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Here, multiple large windows look out to panoramic views of the urban areas of Pest. The windows also bring plenty of sunlight into this part of the home. 

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Next to the living lounge is a gray storage wall unit with built-in shelves for books on one side, and storage cubbies on the opposite side. 

Near the dining area, a wooden console rests against the wall storage unit, while a kitchen sink and built-in oven sits on the opposite side, facing the kitchen. 

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When selecting the furniture, POSITION Collective chose eclectic pieces with 1960s-inspired, geometric forms.

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Modern art and stylish black-and-white photographs are lined up along the walls, giving the villa a gallery-like feel. 

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The villa's clean, white walls and ceilings and light-colored wooden floors serve as the perfect backdrop for the sharp lines and vivid colors of the furniture, lighting, and art.   

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