Valley Villa By The Arches Studio

View all 26 Photos

This beautiful and modern wood and glass house reinterprets the traditional Lithuanian farmstead in a creative and sophisticated way. The award-winning Valley Villa was designed by the Arches studio. Located in a gorgeous valley near the outskirts of Vilnius, the house occupies a serene plot of land surrounded by tall trees, but it is also conveniently close to the busy, bustling center of the capital.

To bring the clients’ ideal dwelling to life, the architects took inspiration from tradition, geometry and nature. Preserving the slope of the land, the team created a contemporary structure that looks completely at home in the valley. The house features vernacular elements seen through a modern lens. Clean and minimal volumes, wooden blinds, a double pitched roof, as well as granite details. As a graphical reimagining of the surrounding tree trunks, it boasts geometric shapes created by pairing eco-friendly Kebony wood panels, stainless steel profiles and black shale finishes, with a striking result.

Different sections and levels make up the sprawling living spaces. The slope hides a part of the ground floor, while the cantilevered section opens up the interior to the valley. Terraces provide a quiet and private space for relaxation, with an expansive garden also encouraging nature contemplation and meditation. Granite stepping stones create a path to the entrance, minimizing the impact on the land while helping to integrate the structure into nature. Glazed walls and large windows fill the interior with natural light, providing stunning views of the surrounding greenery. Photography by Norbert Tukaj.

Featured Products Explore new arrivals at the Gessato Shop

Take me there

  • The Yays – Crane Apartment

    Sleeping in an industrial crane while visiting Amsterdam. Dutch company Yays is a new travel…

  • Babylonstoren

    An unforgettable hotel experience. In recent years, more and more tourists have started focusing on…

  • Michelberger Hotel, Berlin

    A hotel that feels like home. Berlin is filled with cool things to discover, but…

  • Panorama Glass Lodge

    Admiring the Northern Lights while lounging in bed. Built in a remote area in western…

More for you

                array(5) {
  ["post__not_in"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    int(178747)
  }
  ["tag__not_in"]=>
  array(2) {
    [0]=>
    int(16203)
    [1]=>
    int(9208)
  }
  ["posts_per_page"]=>
  int(12)
  ["caller_get_posts"]=>
  int(1)
  ["cat"]=>
  int(6178)
}
            
  • TL House

    An extension that expands both indoor and outdoor living spaces. Built in the 1970s in…

  • PH House

    A tastefully restored villa with a design-rich history. After a devastating fire almost destroyed this…

  • Trout Lake House

    A modern artist retreat inspired by agricultural buildings. Owned by an artist couple, Trout Lake…

  • Casa Hualle

    A dark, modern house built in the Chilean countryside. Standing tall in a gorgeous natural…

  • CCC House

    A modern extension that complements a traditional house. Located close to the center of Caniço,…

  • ILL House By INT2 Architecture

    A contemporary wooden house strongly linked to nature. Located in the middle of a woodland,…

  • Villa Sandmeier

    A contemporary house inspired by Japanese pavilions. Built in Veyrier, Switzerland, in a rural area…

  • Sonoma Wine Country Residence

    A modern home deeply connected to nature. Even before stepping inside the Sonoma Wine Country…

  • House In Serralves

    Brutalist simplicity. Portuguese architect João Vieira de Campos designed House in Serralves with a spartan…

  • L’Accostée House

    A contemporary house nestled into a natural landscape. Located on the shores of Lac St-François…

  • Albino Ortega House

    An oasis-like living space. Admiring it from the road, the Albino Ortega House looks striking…

  • Bosc d’en Pep Ferrer

    A sophisticated and thoughtful design. Built in a pristine area on the island of Formentera,…

Close Cart