House architects have a penchant for minimalist design, so it’s no surprise to see architects like John Kossett and John Vossett using a minimalist house design.
In this article, we’re taking a look at the home of John Kollersmith, and how they’ve created this modern house using minimal elements to create a more minimalist look.
Kossett, who has been a house designer for 25 years, created this home in the 1980s.
It was inspired by the house he grew up in.
“It’s not the most beautiful house I’ve ever seen, but it’s also not the worst house I ever had to live in,” he says.
“The house was just a place where I could sit and write or go to a park and walk around and relax.”
For Kossetts son, Mark, it was a home that would provide some respite from the pressures of the day.
“My parents were very busy.
They did a lot of work for their jobs and had a lot on their plate,” Mark explains.
“So when I was a kid, it just sort of made sense that the house would be the one place where we could just be ourselves.”
This house was built for the son of a teacher who had recently moved to Florida.
His son had to move to Florida to study for his master’s degree in architecture.
When he returned to the States, the home was already completely renovated, and he was so excited to start making money off it.
“I started working on the house and it just started to fall into place.
It just sorta came together,” he tells Mashable.
“I started making money.
I got a loan for the house, I got the money for the renovation, I started doing renovations, and I made a good amount of money.”
Kossetts own son, John Vosett, created the house after his mother died of a brain aneurysm.
“My mother died in 1982, and it was very difficult,” he explains.
“She had a stroke, and she had to go home to get to her family and go through a lot.
And I was trying to do my own thing and do things without her.”
John says he was very fortunate to have an uncle who was a house painter.
“When I was growing up, I did a whole lot of house painting, so I kind of got to know some of the people who worked in that area, and that’s when I started making connections and kind of being able to make connections with other artists,” he reveals.
John’s father and grandfather also designed this house, and their house is also on display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
“That house was really designed to be a sort of homage to the home that my mother had designed,” John says.
John and his father built this house on a plot of land in their own backyard.
It took about two years to complete, but the family was able to afford it.
John says his father always encouraged his son to work on the project.
“It’s important to my son, because I think he has a really great sense of purpose and he’s not just looking for the next big thing,” he continues.
“He’s looking for something that’s really good.
I think the house has a lot going for it.”
Kollersbergers, the owner, says he’s excited to share the story of his family’s house.
“We have a lot more work to do in our house, so we’re going to keep working on it,” he said.
“Hopefully, it will become a piece of history.”