Homes We Love: Day by day we characteristic a exceptional area submitted by our neighborhood of architects, designers, builders, and householders. Have one to share? Put up it right here.
Location: Nieby, Germany
From the Architect: „The thatch-roofed brick cottage was initially constructed by tenant farmers or crofters from a close-by property within the late 1800s. It stands on a small triangular plot of land surrounded by barley fields and faces towards the Geltinger Birk nature reserve the place wild horses and deer nonetheless reside amongst the marshlands.
„The present homeowners purchased the cottage in a dilapidated situation after it had been deserted for over a decade. The home had such low ceilings that they had been unable to face in many of the rooms. A pigsty and a number of sheds had been hooked up onto the again of the home and the roof had partially collapsed.
„Jan Henrik Jansen arkitekter and (Australian architect) Marshall Blecher had been employed by the brand new homeowners who dreamt of changing it into a up to date nation retreat. It was essential for the architects to keep up the historic look of the cottage in an space the place many related buildings have been rennovated past recognition.
„The facade of the home going through the road was preserved and restored with solely a minimal, black-steel dormer window belying the extra substantial alterations which open onto the non-public rear yard. A refined black framed addition containing an oak-lined dwelling area is tucked underneath the thatched roof and opens onto a sunken timber terrace whereas giant image home windows are reduce into the historic brick quantity in areas which had been broken from the earlier additions.
„The middle of the home, which as soon as comprised a maze of fourteen small rooms was opened up, creating one giant and ethereal kitchen and eating area with a excessive, chapel like ceiling. A six-meter-long concrete plinth standing on the middle of the room which doubles as an island bench and eating desk, needed to be lowered into the home by a crane whereas the roof was being reconstructed.
„The inside combines historic parts together with small mullioned, timber home windows and uncovered oak rafters with sharp, minimal, and fashionable interventions. The partitions of the home are completed with a textured, chamois plaster whereas joinery, doorways, and furnishings are customized constructed from German oak to match the floorboards. The home now meets german sustainability requirements; it’s extremely insulated, options underneath ground heating, and customized triple glazed home windows.“