With its warm, sensual colors and materials, the villa has a southern feel.
When a skilled architect gets enough space and can unfold creatively, exciting things can happen.
She can utilize the plot in the best possible way, fine-tune the house and patio in accordance with the needs of the residents.
This is evidently seen in this summer cottage, painted between blanksurbed swabs, the incredible triangle house far from the A-4 and the steel dome the bathroom over three floors.
The masonry and wooden house we see here is not far from Oslo city center, and has plenty of space. The garden is sheltered by tall deciduous trees.
Even at the entrance to the property, we know that this is a special place. Large parts of the plot are wreathed by a fence made of braided twigs. This discreet solution is the very old traditions here in Oslo, we get to know the owner of the house.
The builders tell us that they left the work of architect Professor Knut Hjeltnes on the foundation of an old half-house that stood here.
This new architectural house, covered with an amazingly beautiful, warm terracotta pill is narrower than the previous one.
– Some of the best built in Oslo
And just this recess in the middle of the housing body opened to create a stepped terrace in southern style along large parts of the front of the house.
The kitchen is the house’s superb center
– This terrace facing south inspired the architect to put the kitchen in the middle of the long-range house.
– The kitchen area is located three steps up from the living room that is level with the garden, and the kitchen is almost like a commando in the house, says the woman in the house of Bonytt. no
She points out that from this kitchen she can look to both sides of the house, down in the living room and library – and up to a larger living room on the second floor.
The long, narrow living room has extra high ceilings and a floor of solid oak boards.
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Through the rows of birds going from floor to ceiling, the residents get the garden almost right into the living room. Including two tall, beautiful hardwoods. They are the remains of a former all, and they are the great pride of the plot.
The slightly rustic fireplace wall with built-in sliding glass sliding doors acts like a space divider towards the library close to.
The fireplace is double fireplace. That is, it has a fire room that both rooms benefit from. Another separate fireplace is aimed at the kitchen.
Opens the garden
The car magazine is in direct extension of the living room and has a giant window facing the kitchen. In addition, the library has windows all the way down to the floor.
These give the owners views of a japan-inspired garden on the hill right outside.
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– This is the most sensible room in the house. The room is no bigger than it feels intimate. If you sit in the leather sofa you’ll see right into the flames in the fireplace.
– Are you looking out, you see the garden frame. In this water mirror, the sky is reflected in a magical way. And here the rainwater collects when it falls down from the roof, “says the owners.
Floor-to-ceiling Plastic Walls
The curved hallway of over fifteen meters is the most bewildering room on the second floor. It is covered with translucent plastic ducts and joins a number of bedrooms.
The idea of this is simply that the light should be let into the hallway without the interior of the rooms inside.
The bathroom is east facing and has glass built-in fences embedded in the wall. This allows the morning sun to slip into the room carefully.
Stands out in Holmenkollen
A premium house
– This is by far a single colored house. Behind the prudent color setting was the desire for a dwelling where the changes of the day and the seasons are fully realized, says architect Knut Hjeltnes.
The non-supporting outer walls are treated with a characteristic, terracotta red stucco lustro. This is an old, Italian-style technique that gives a nice light play in the surfaces.
In 2000, this house was awarded Gross Harald Sundt’s award for outstanding architecture in Oslo.
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