The house in Kauko alley, Kaunas, was designed by Vilius Adomavicius and Vida Vysniauskiene; it is alive and real because it 'Iives' in peace and quiet somewhere between moderate contemporary style, modern retro and Japanese minimalism. AII functional premises have been connected: the garage, the boiler room,storage premises, the Iiving (almost 300 m2) and recreational spaces ( a private courtyard with a sauna, Jacuzzi, barbeque terrace and mini-pool).
Patterns of Indian sandstone on the facade can be seen only from very close, and they are changing when the observer is moving. The surfaces of the walls as if disappear Ieaving only the highlights of dark brown structural plaster that repeat the supporting reinforced concrete structure (designed by N. Gircys).
There are Retro details of the 1960s: bubble patterns and butterflies around the house. The key object on the ground floor is a huge green round 110 cm diameter fireplace with handmade ceramic finish and a witty Art Nouveau tongue reaching the floor.
Inner spaces merge with each other: transitional spaces have no supports: they connect the corridor, the sitting room and the recreational zone: glass partitions open the interior to the courtyard. There are two spacious balconies-terraces in the house. Colours,materials and textures form a soft fabric: there are no plastered surfaces inside: everything is covered by textile wallpaper. Wooden and leather furniture was designed by the stars of classical modernism (Le Corbusier, Achille Castiglioni, Vico Magistretti, Peter Maly, Pascal Mourgue and Louis Poulsen) as well as by Lithuanian designers speciFicaLLY For this house (V.Zabulionis, A. Straigyte and S.Gurciniene). AII this creates the atmosphere of a real home.