The Grangegorman Residence is such an intriguing piece of modern home architecture. It is created by ODOS Architects and it will specifically interest motorcycle fans who live in an urban area. The design—both the exterior and the interior—is very original yet simple and functional.
This house has three stories, and from the outside it looks pretty lean and tall. The exterior walls are completely replaced with windows which take the form of either naked glass, or glass covered by metallic slabs that can open or close. Overall, this glass-and-metal combination gives the house a very sleek and modern look, even futuristic.
The front porch, however, is covered with light brown stone tiles. There is a wooden table with four chairs around it, and also some green plants along the wall. When you enter the house, you will immediately met by a collection of motorcycles scattered in the entrance hall. The huge glass window of the entrance hall shows the motorcycles off perfectly to people outside the house, so it looks somewhat like a showroom—a very homey one.
The lighting inside the house is warm yellow. The walls are all white, and the floor is covered with wooden planks of a light shade. Glass takes up some part of the roof, and added with the huge glass windows, we get plenty of natural lighting in the house during daytime. Overall, the interior of the house look very bright, airy, and clean.
Besides the exterior wall and the motorcycles, another impressive thing in this house is the stairway that connects the second and third floor. The wall on one side of this stairway is completely taken up by huge white shelves extending from the floor of the second storey all the way to the ceiling of the third storey. The shelves are filled with books, DVDs and other records, as well as decorative statues. Several paintings are also hung on several spots in the house, but apart from that, the house looks relatively undecorated, and a little bit sparsely furnished. But this is all very fine, since it accentuates the simple and understated charms of the house.