The Rose House

Take concrete, weathering steel, glass and water, and what you have are the elements that exist within the Rose guesthouse. Do not let the building’s exterior fool you, it’s simple design is achieved despite the complicated architecture.

Perhaps the most striking features of the Rose House are the floor-to-ceiling windows and movable walls. The owner actually has the ability to change room layouts, converting smaller rooms into large spaces as he pleases.

Named after its striking exterior, the Rose House is set up high in the Ukrainian mountains.  The guesthouse has a built-in artificial reflecting pool. Lighting is no issue thanks to the large windows; one bedroom, a living area, and one and a half bath are within the house. The Rose House’s true achievement is its seamless transition from nature to interior.

Architects: Sergey Makhno, Alexander Kovpak