The family wanted to live as close as possible to their four-legged friends.
Extreme transformation of old villa
See grandmother’s modern house
They should only build a garage.
Closes for neighbors, opens up to the forest
Gross area: Approx. 300 sqm
Construction costs: Approx. 5 kr mill. (incl. pool not yet finished).
Architect: Niels Marius Askim www. askim-Lantto. no
Entrepreneur: Krefting & Thiis AS
Together with the horses was the overall goal of the project
In this house you have free view of horses; both from the kitchen counter, the dining room, and from the fireplace room.
Large windows face the paddocks right outside, well-groomed hippos spank gracefully around.
The horses decided
The residents were swallowed by horses three years ago. To grow interest, they still sought a riding center.
But it did not last long. The family wanted to live closer to the animals and make the hobby a way of life.
At a small altitude along the road to Nannestad, the family found the dream space.
There was already a barn, a stable, a staff cage and a farmhouse with an extension from the 80’s. But much had to be done before two-legged and four-legged could move in.
Additions at each end
Architect MNAL Niels Marius Askim was given the task of building the farmhouse on and off.
– Together with the horses was the overall goal of the project. At that point, it was necessary to have the utmost visibility, “says the resident.
The key was to make an extension to the west side of the house, with large glass surfaces facing the farm in the south and the paddocks in the north. And a solid concrete fireplace on the end wall.
Like the main house is also a tiled construction. But the outer panel is darkened, and the roof is out of sight.
Added house history
– We have added a history to the building stock.
– We wanted to mark, not to deny that the extension is listed in another era, explains the architect.
At the same time neither the architect nor the builder went out of the way to delete a little history:
– The eighties built with the swimming pool on the opposite end was rough and put the building into imbalance.
Therefore, the extension was demolished – right down to the pool edge – and replaced by a new extension in the same style as on the west wing.
Both walls, skylights and logs are in gray concrete and could withstand heavy artillery.
But this is anything but a bunker. This is where the family gather in the evening, and this is where they have close contact with the cultural landscape.
– This is both a fireplace and a monitoring center, says the resident.
The concrete is simply not as cold and unfriendly as the rumor wants.
The appearance of the shaping boards is evident in many places, and the bartre’s ripples make the stone-hard material assume a warm, organic feel.
In addition, the concrete heaters the heat so that it is good and licked here long after the fire has burned down.
The sight lines from the fireplace are endless. At least, you can see the Romeric Sauces a few kilometers away.
Inside, the sight lines have been extended. The original room divide is left and it is opened between the rooms.
This way you can now look through all the three building bodies: from the fireplace room, through the dining room and kitchen, through the pool and through the window on the other side – twenty five meters away.
Window to the Past
In addition to opening up and modernizing, residents were also keen to cultivate the house’s distinctive character and local anchorage.
The building was originally a seat, and was moved from the outskirts and to the farm once in the early 1900s. The fact that the house was constructed in the timber lumber was not easy to see when the residents took over.
To display the story in the walls, the panel is removed and parts of the timber exposed – almost like windows into the past.
New panel in untreated birch enhances the tree and emphasizes the contrast between before and now.
The red color on the floors is also selected to cultivate the unique nature of the place. The color scheme is not inspired by the paint manufacturers’ booklets, but from the surrounding barns and staff cages.
A interaction between the interior and the outside environment occurs.
The effect may not be obvious, but it is there.
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