The house is sheltered for visibility, yet has spectacular views.
Who? Marianne Bjerke, Morten and Sebastian (18) and Henriette (16).
What? Detached house in Åros in Røyken, designed by R21 Architects, r21.com
Why? When the architectural office was to draw the house, they concentrated on family needs. The accommodation was therefore first drawn inside, and then the facade is adapted to the terrain. The plan solution is special with views from all rooms and that the house is completely sheltered from access. The materials are of high quality.
The house is completely sheltered from the neighbors and every detail is carefully planned from the inside out.
Marianne Bjerke was on the construction site every day to get a home in flight.
Started from within
The house is high on the slope with spectacular views.
The trees rise from the plateau below, and the large window surfaces help to integrate the pine tops into the interior.
Today the fog has blurred the view, and it contributes to a creepy atmosphere in the rooms.
R21 Architects are masters of the family Bjerkes housing, which is shaped with emphasis on every detail. The housing adventure started inside.
“We collaborated closely with the architects all the way, and they designed the house from the outside,” says Marianne to Bonytt, adding:
– Every single thing should vote, and I met up at the construction site every day to follow.
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More challenges along the way
As a lighting architect, she is concerned with how the home will work in the everyday life of the family with two big children.
Since the house is in a residential area in steep terrain, there were several challenges along the way.
– The screening was important and the result was a house with sliders so we avoid access, says Marianne and adds:
– At the same time, we have a view from wherever we are in the house, most rooms are designed so that we can look out over the fjord.
The living room and dining room on the lower level have glass surfaces that move smoothly around the corners.
It is open to the kitchen and a wide staircase leads on to the next living room with the master bedroom and bathroom inside.
-We can lie in bed and enjoy the view. The kids have their downstairs en suite rooms.
Heart of the house
Basically, Marianne decided to have color in the kitchen, but the result was white fronts together with countertops and an island framed by Italian marble.
The wide staircase is the center of the house. Here we are welcome to have breakfast or have good conversations when we have guests. Marianne Bjerke
– The heart of the house is white, therefore the white built-in kitchen became part of the whole that helps the rooms flow in each other. The wide stairs is important to keep the flow, while it is a social zone.
– On the wide wooden steps, we welcome the breakfast. Guests also like to use our staircases when we are not sitting at the dining table.
A beautiful designer light shines down on the dark dining table.
– I’m furnished with light, says Marianne.
– The light falling on the furniture lifts the materials and creates slight mood. Besides light, there are durable materials and precious details that have been crucial throughout the entire construction process. The result has become a tailor made home.