But “The House No. 1” is not your ordinary house, nor is it just a residence. Created by Swiss-born artist Ugo Rondinone as a “Gesamtkunstwerk”—German for “total work of art”—it was meant to be the ultimate place to live but also to work.
As such, each element of the pavilion-like structure was custom-made, with several features that reference the artist’s own work, like a fireplace that is a replica of a piece by Rondinone that has been exhibited all over the world.
The building itself is unassuming but harmonious. A simple prefab timber construction is topped by a corrugated-metal roof, with tall latticed windows, French doors, and skylights that usher in plenty of natural light while also opening up the space to its surrounding terraces and gardens.
Inside the two-story 400-square-meter (4,300 square feet) residence are expansive living and working spaces, including three bedrooms (one of which can be used as a studio), three bathrooms and a sauna, two outdoor showers, and three fireplaces. Floors are made up of wide-plank boards, with walls finished in white plaster sealed with beeswax. For those looking to live within a work of art, House No. 1 can be yours for $5.35 million.
Via: The Spaces