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Toned-down country home in Zhukovka

Architect Petr Yushin’s take on nature resulted in an organic, surprisingly ‘light’ ambiance where deep, darker colours and rough materials seem to dance on the floor, making it seem to gain an inward-looking sort of natural elegance.

  • Project:

    Country House, Russia

  • Floor:

    American White Oak planks in fixed width, treated with a custom lightly smoked oil

  • Design:

    Petr Yushin, Russia

The luxurious house caters to residents’ needs on various levels, with different spaces including a winter room, spa area, billiard room, wine storage and a room dedicated to home theatre.

'Many people think that long winters in Russia can be brightened with light colours. However, dark colours look much better by contrast. For example, black and graphite facades are particularly expressive in contrast with green leaves and white snow.' Architect Petr Yushin

The oak wide plank flooring provides a calming, rooted basis on which the designer can endlessly play with the layout and positioning of the furniture pieces.

Nature galore in Yushin’s design. Shown here is a natural, softer evolvement of his contrast-seeking design principals.

Floors grading

Our purest selection in the most uniform grade, a rare occasional little streak or clear pit knot, no sapwood and mellow natural colour variation.