Build a new house
Who? Sissel and Ronny Nygaard, with Ingrid’s daughter (18).
What? Detached house of 440 sqm on Åros in Røyken, designed by civil architect MNAL Claus Fishing in Line Architects. Interior design by interior designer Krista Hartmann.
Why? A well-crafted floor plan and deliberate interior design gave a practical and personal home.
On a hill with stunning views over the Oslo fjord is a house of rause dimensions and an exceptionally well-composed interior.
Sissel and Ronny Nygaard really went on to plan their old house when they suddenly discovered a plot of beautiful views and sun all day on a trip to Åros in 2011..
Completion of housewife
Sissel is born and raised in the area, so she knew the place well. As a result, there was a sale of land rather than renovation, and in October 2013 the couple could move into a brand new house.
Good help to meet the house dream, they were given by both architect and interior architect.
– The house, designed by civilian architect Claus Fiske, I describe as minimalist and a little funk, says Sissel Nygaard to Bonytt.
– Inside, we wanted there to be a connection between the rooms. We wanted large open rooms with few and big furniture.
In order to help with the red thread, interior designer Krista Hartmann received the team.
She came in at an early stage of the process, just after the first drawings were finished, but before approvals and construction started.
– We worked well with the architect, both in terms of floor plans and window positions. A house must be practical, there must be nice flow and things must be close to each other to be used, “says Hartmann, who is particularly concerned with floor plans.
– I like to say that you should be in touch with most of your house at all times. Then you feel at home and have the overview.
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Rough, big and long house
The architect has provided large rooms and nice proportions. The hall has extra height under the roof and the entrance is wide.
Check the bedrooms before and after the renovation
Because the house is on a hill with a view, it is set up to large windows to make the view of a part of the interior.
Exterior is the house dressed with Accoya wood, while the window frames are dark gray to tighten the lines on the lighter facade.
– The house is rough, big and far. Therefore it was important to choose solutions and materials that could be in proportion to the dimensions. We have chosen real, rause and solid materials and furniture, Hartmann explains to Bonytt.
– We were a lot on the construction site and were able to adjust and adjust a little along the way, in close cooperation with the local builder, Jon Fjell. Among other things, we dimensioned the tall fireplace in the living room on the spot.
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The kitchen is part of the living room
Nygaard was particularly keen on getting a good solution for the kitchen. She loves to cook and likes to gather the family for big dinners.
– I wanted a lot of benches and a good overview, and preferred drawer rather than overcrowding, she says:
– Because the kitchen is in flight with the living room, it was important to avoid a typical kitchen corner. We chose one wall with high cabinets, a lot of bench space, and an island.
– When the kitchen is not in use, it becomes part of the living room, thanks to the harmonic expression.
The kitchen and bar stools are designed by Hartmann, and the furniture company Grønli&Paixao has built the kitchen. Per Berg has built the bar stools. The drawers and cabinets are high-gloss lacquered, while the countertop is made of natural stone. Both the fan hood and the wall behind the stove are coated with painted glass.
To emphasize the airy and open feel in the living and kitchen room, the doors were specially made in iron and glass by Trevaren Eydehavn.
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Contrasts for warmness and warmth
Today the whole house is in use. The parents have the first floor, while Ingrid’s daughter has her room on the second floor.
We spend a lot of time in the living and kitchen area. This has probably become the favorite room, and we gladly invite you to family gatherings. Sissel Nygaard
On both floors, the house has a number of masculine elements, such as black, polished concrete floors in the hall, and dark gray window frames also inside. Therefore, great emphasis was placed on good contrasts to provide warmness and warmth.
– In the living room and bedroom we laid the floor in smoked oak. The same material we chose on interior doors and many cabinets, Hartmann says, and continues:
– To emphasize the proportions of the house, we used wide shelf, and built the cabinets all the way to the ceiling. Everything must be drawn up in relation to the architecture to create a whole, Hartmann explains.
Therefore, the furniture is also few, but deliciously large and generous.