This cool, modern lakeside house by architect Marco Castelletti breaks all convention when it comes to style and special configuration. The home’s vertical configuration adopts a uniquely Italian architecture style, with a twist of modernism within its unusual profile. The modern house in Como, Italy, is set on a sleep slope overlooking the street below and boasting an endless view of the lake at its feet. A long set of stairs leads from the street to the home’s entrance, which covered by an overhanging hall, and into a glass atrium. The home’s main floor – a horizontal volume – faces the lake and houses the living areas and bedrooms. The home’s second level – the vertical volume – contains the service wing. This functional and fashionable design is clad in a combination of Iragna stone and white marble-dust plaster, lending the home an authentic yet contemporary flair. Marco Castelletti.