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Marvellous house for families with children

Lily Cichanowicz Lily Cichanowicz
Musterhaus Mannheim 159 Skapetze Lichtmacher Modern houses
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There have long been sci-fi novels and films about futuristic homes whose automation capabilities allow it to be perfectly tailored to the needs of its inhabitants. Today on homify360, we will be touring a home that demonstrates that such realities are finally in our midst. 

The house is called Haas MH Manheim, and it was designed by Light Design GmbH Skapetze. The technological prowess of this house is mainly focused on energy efficiency. In fact, the home was awarded the German House Dream prize last year for creating more energy than it uses. This amazing accomplishment largely came due to the home’s photovoltaic system. 

As of that wasn’t enough, the house is fully functional in all other practical ways, and it comes complete with a living room, dining room, kitchen, master bedroom and bathroom, outdoor patio, and even a fun kid’s room. We hope you’ll join us as we explore this smart family home.

Smart planning

Musterhaus Mannheim 159 Skapetze Lichtmacher Living room
Skapetze Lichtmacher

Musterhaus Mannheim 159

Skapetze Lichtmacher

The main living area in the home is well planned and practical. A semi-open floor plan, the first floor consists of a spacious living room, dining area, and kitchen. 

There is a partial wall to give some separation without completely sacrificing a sense of continuity. The green accents and fun lights add a touch of vivacity to the look.

Charming yet conventional exterior

Musterhaus Mannheim 159 Skapetze Lichtmacher Modern houses
Skapetze Lichtmacher

Musterhaus Mannheim 159

Skapetze Lichtmacher

The exterior looks rather conventional. It is a two-storey home with a gabled roof and a car park, just like many family homes. 

The warm wooden detailing on the front corner is a lovely feature that gives the house its character. Otherwise one would never know the amazing qualities this home possesses. Let’s have a look inside.

Futuristic kitchen

Musterhaus Mannheim 159 Skapetze Lichtmacher Modern style kitchen
Skapetze Lichtmacher

Musterhaus Mannheim 159

Skapetze Lichtmacher

Moving to the kitchen and dining area, we can see that it follows a modern style with some characteristics that we would even venture to call futuristic. The choice to use LED lights to illuminate the space is apt because it cuts energy expenditures in lighting the home. We love the incorporation of light beneath the kitchen island, which gives it the appearance of hovering above the floor.

Spacious master bedroom

Musterhaus Mannheim 159 Skapetze Lichtmacher Modern style bedroom
Skapetze Lichtmacher

Musterhaus Mannheim 159

Skapetze Lichtmacher

In the master bedroom, we can see the way the designers took advantage of the high ceilings created by the gabled roof. The room is spacious and serene with the help of the lavender paint used on the feature wall. Here we can see the use of LED lights again, this time in the form of the stellar light fixture suspended from the ceiling.

Striking kid's room

Musterhaus Mannheim 159 Skapetze Lichtmacher Modern style bedroom
Skapetze Lichtmacher

Musterhaus Mannheim 159

Skapetze Lichtmacher

The kid’s room has some similarities to the master bedroom. We can see the same slanted ceilings and the use of a colourful feature wall to add some style to the look. Yet this time the vibrant tones are fit for a fun-loving child. The hot pink, purple, and orange make the room stimulating and cheerful, a testament to the fact that the home is meant to accommodate a family.

Serene & simple patio

Musterhaus Mannheim 159 Skapetze Lichtmacher Modern houses
Skapetze Lichtmacher

Musterhaus Mannheim 159

Skapetze Lichtmacher

To finish the tour, lets head back outside to have a look at the patio feature of the home. The patio is spacious enough for a larger gathering whilst still small enough to feel cosy when it’s just the family spending quality time together on a warm summer evening. There are even doors off the kitchen to allow for easy access when they choose to dine outdoors—this terrace is the perfect retreat from the stresses of modern life.

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We can't help but to wonder if this house offers us an insight into the way all homes will be in the future. What do you think? 
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