A comfortable home means different things to different people, and the Martina house in Caprarola, Italy, represents one end of the spectrum. The home, which was designed for a family with a nearby farm, is incredibly chic, austere, and modern, contrasting strongly against the coziness and warmth that might typify a more traditional living space.
One of the most striking aspects of the Martina house is its use of color -- or, more aptly, its lack thereof. The home's design relies almost exclusively on the interplay of black and white, with very little other color involved in the base layout. The only hue aside from those two is the light ecru of the wood finishings throughout the home.
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