house extension

An extension for family and friends.

house extension

/ Client: Private
/ Size: 45 sqm
/ Services: Architecture, interior design, lighting design, interior fitting, furnishing
/ Photos: Ben Decker

The children are out of the house and suddenly two rooms are empty. The parents decide to break up their already small bedroom and move into the now vacant, larger area. But what to do when the offspring come to visit for a few days, with all their belongings?

We accompanied the family in these considerations and found the perfect solution: a narrow extension in wooden post-and-beam construction, which – thanks to the light monopitch roof – appears harmoniously integrated into the existing building, but with its partly wooden façade of horizontal larch boarding looks like an independent house. However, one looks in vain for an entrance here. Since the guest house is reserved exclusively for family and friends, all visitors are welcomed in the main building. Inside, the transition from old to new is seamless.

The guest bathroom and the entrance hall with its integrated workspace are located in the existing building and represent the only access to the new building. For this reason, both rooms already speak its interior design language: friendly colours, natural materials and straight-lined furnishings characterise the homey feel of the retreat.

The extension itself, with a ground floor area of just 20 square metres, is the perfect retreat.

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In addition to the bunk with double bed, which is separated from the living area by a curtain, there are two further beds on the first level (approx. 8 m²) and a fifth sleeping place on the second level (approx. 5 m²). Towards the window front, the living area, equipped with a cosy armchair and a wood-burning stove, is open to the roof at a height of more than five metres. The floor-to-ceiling window elements open onto the terrace, which is integrated into the façade by a wooden frame. Whatever the season, a short stay in the guesthouse promises muse and diversion. It is the few and restrained materials that radiate calm and comfort in equal measure: Silver fir on the walls, floors and fixtures, exposed screed in the living area and large sand-coloured tiles in the bathroom. By the way, there is no kitchen in the guest house. Cooking and eating are done together in the family home.

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