The Grey House

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Type: Private residence
Location: Kyiv, Ukraine

Year: 2018

Architects: Sergey Makhno, Igor Tykhyj

Grey House project is a clear explanation that ‘grey’ is stylish, elegant, competent, and not strange or boring at all.
Although, it still has some features.

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Modern home with Outdoor, Front Yard, Stone Fences, Wall, Horizontal Fences, Wall, Wood Fences, Wall, Landscape Lighting, Hardscapes, Walkways, and Vertical Fences, Wall. If you look at this object from the street for more than 1 minute, you notice the dissonance of patterns.  Photo  of The Grey HouseView Photos

If you look at this object from the street for more than 1 minute, you notice the dissonance of patterns.

Modern home with Exterior, Tiny Home Building Type, Flat RoofLine, Shingles Roof Material, House Building Type, Metal Roof Material, Brick Siding Material, and Wood Siding Material. Massive wooden fence, which is a stripe, is on the background of a brick house, which is a square. Photo 2 of The Grey HouseView Photos

Massive wooden fence, which is a stripe, is on the background of a brick house, which is a square.

Modern home with Exterior, Flat RoofLine, Wood Siding Material, Brick Siding Material, House Building Type, and Shingles Roof Material. However, in this architectural project, you can feel reasonable composition. Photo 4 of The Grey HouseView Photos

However, in this architectural project, you can feel reasonable composition.

Modern home with Exterior, Brick Siding Material, House Building Type, Wood Siding Material, Flat RoofLine, and Shingles Roof Material. Hide&Seek Game. Location of the windows and their size is not designer’s imagination.  Photo 5 of The Grey HouseView Photos

Hide&Seek Game. Location of the windows and their size is not designer’s imagination.

Modern home with Windows, Single Hung Window Type, Masonite, and Metal. To say more precisely, something was disturbing it. Before the final version of Grey House there was a pretty banal skeleton with small symmetrical window frames. Photo 6 of The Grey HouseView Photos

To say more precisely, something was disturbing it. Before the final version of Grey House there was a pretty banal skeleton with small symmetrical window frames.

Modern home with Doors, Masonite, Swing Door Type, Metal, and Exterior. Even the brick which the house has, remained from the original version of the building - this is the most profitable material used by 99.9% of Ukrainian developers. 
It is factory-made, conventional. However, we didn’t have an opportunity to change it due to lack of time and monetary resources. Client put us in this position and he was frightened. And we were not.​​​​​​​ Photo 8 of The Grey HouseView Photos

Even the brick which the house has, remained from the original version of the building - this is the most profitable material used by 99.9% of Ukrainian developers.
It is factory-made, conventional. However, we didn’t have an opportunity to change it due to lack of time and monetary resources. Client put us in this position and he was frightened. And we were not.​​​​​​​

Modern home with Outdoor, Wood Patio, Porch, Deck, Slope, Hardscapes, Grass, Back Yard, Shrubs, Concrete Patio, Porch, Deck, Decking Patio, Porch, Deck, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, and Landscape Lighting. The key to solving the problem of routine was grey color. Minimally changing position of windows, adding a rough metal frame at the front door and painting facade of the building in the correct grey, we managed to point it out. 
Fight fire with fire. Photo 9 of The Grey HouseView Photos

The key to solving the problem of routine was grey color. Minimally changing position of windows, adding a rough metal frame at the front door and painting facade of the building in the correct grey, we managed to point it out.
Fight fire with fire.

Modern home with Exterior, Shingles Roof Material, Wood Siding Material, House Building Type, Brick Siding Material, and Flat RoofLine. It is important to look at any situation from a different perspective. Photo 10 of The Grey HouseView Photos

It is important to look at any situation from a different perspective.

Modern home with Outdoor, Shrubs, Landscape Lighting, Grass, Back Yard, Horizontal Fences, Wall, and Vertical Fences, Wall. Back facade of the house says more. 
This giant window from ceiling to floor and almost in full width of the house, is responsible for the second light planning inside. Photo 11 of The Grey HouseView Photos

Back facade of the house says more.
This giant window from ceiling to floor and almost in full width of the house, is responsible for the second light planning inside.

Modern home with Outdoor, Concrete Patio, Porch, Deck, Grass, Back Yard, Stone Patio, Porch, Deck, Hardscapes, Wood Patio, Porch, Deck, and Large Patio, Porch, Deck. Materials alternating from the main facade are also present here - wooden striped podiums and stone square stairs. Photo 13 of The Grey HouseView Photos

Materials alternating from the main facade are also present here - wooden striped podiums and stone square stairs.

Modern home with Outdoor, Wood Patio, Porch, Deck, Metal Fences, Wall, Back Yard, Stone Patio, Porch, Deck, Horizontal Fences, Wall, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, and Concrete Patio, Porch, Deck. A lot of space is allocated under the terrace area, because you can’t scrimp on your rest. 
Dining table is created for a big company, and imagine when after delicious barbecue they all will stand up to dance… Photo 14 of The Grey HouseView Photos

A lot of space is allocated under the terrace area, because you can’t scrimp on your rest.
Dining table is created for a big company, and imagine when after delicious barbecue they all will stand up to dance…

Modern home with Outdoor, Stone Fences, Wall, Wood Fences, Wall, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, Back Yard, Horizontal Fences, Wall, Concrete Fences, Wall, and Metal Fences, Wall. Fireplace. Take your guitar and come and join this bonfire party.

Thank you for watching! Photo 15 of The Grey HouseView Photos

Fireplace. Take your guitar and come and join this bonfire party.

Thank you for watching!

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