Nestled on the slopes of the Ploče quarter I Dubrovnik, Croatia, House U is what most people would consider a dream home. It was built on a steep plot overlooking the water and it was designed and built by the architects of 3LHD. The house sits at the top of the site and it has a garden below. The plot has an irregular shape so the house itself is rather unusually-shaped as well.
House U is a family residence and it’s composed of two structures. One is a two-story volume built for the parents and there’s another volume for the children. This particular one contains two apartment. In total, the residence has three units. The exterior is covered in white stone which comes from a local quarry and glass panels let it natural light and also allow the inhabitants to admire the beautiful views. The two volumes are connected by a pergola.
The residence features a modern interior design with large windows, glass walls and skylights. They’re all bright and spacious. The outdoor spaces are also wonderful.
There’s a sunken pool in front of the first volume, below the terrace and another outdoor terrace between the two volumes where everyone can socialize. Inside, the layout is very functional. The living rooms and the bedrooms overlook the water and the city while the kitchen and the bathroom are situated in the center of the volumes where there’s more privacy and no need for expansive views.