Minimal Minimalism

I personally don’t gravitate toward minimalism for a home. It’s an aesthetic I find beautiful in theory but it’s not a style that dominates my home. What’s the theory of minimalism? It’s that function drives the design so all you have left is what you absolutely need. And to compete in the minimalism market, you need to have a certain type of creativity that sparks emotion without extra embellishment.

So why is this home being featured on this blog and why do I love it so much?

It’s that swing. I love that swing. It’s not that I would buy this home because of it, but I love what the swing represents. It’s a reminder that just because something is minimal, it doesn’t mean it can’t have a whimsical, quirky element to it. It’s a ski lift chair that takes up almost half of the front exterior with full importance. And then from there you notice all the other perfect design elements, like the balcony that turns into a holding space for wood. Functional yet creative. It’s something I’ve never seen before and it makes me wonder why more homes don’t do it.

That’s the beauty of minimalism. When done well, there’s that one thing that makes you appreciate the pure beauty of its form.

And now… the interior of the home.

 Do you love minimalism?

Would you put a ski lift in front of your house?

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