House in the forest

House in the forest

Housing and Private Houses
Soest, Germany
Bart Gosselin photography

House in the forest

FAKRO as Manufacturers

One can always sense when a design has been put together with great care and detail. This family home in Soest, the Netherlands, offers a warm welcome to visitors. Situated in a rural area, the residents found it important to pay homage to the beautiful surroundings. The traditional thatched roof was combined with a modern dark outside finish. While the inside featured grand light rooms.

A house located in the beautiful village of Soest, Netherlands, surrounded by the forest thanks to the use of natural materials gently blends into the landscape. Facades of the building are decorated with stone and wood in a shade of grey, while the roof is covered with a remarkable thatched material which is fitted with energy-efficient roof windows. Large number of windows makes the space inside the room filled with ample natural light.

Using modern and energy-efficient solutions minimised the risk of thermal bridges in the building. Window openings are the most vulnerable places to escape of heat from the object. Highly energy-efficient FAKRO windows along with Thermo flashing effectively reduced heat loss also in these areas. The building is designed inside in a modern style with huge open space connecting rooms featuring three functions: kitchen, dining room and living room. Thanks to the application of warm, bright colours as well as wooden elements, interiors are cosy and spacious. Centre of the kitchen is occupied by an island decorated with a wooden worktop. This solution gives it functionality and unique character. Living room, also used as an office space is equipped with comfortable, grey and velour armchairs. Minimalism in design and monochromaticity in choosing colours makes rooms look lightweight and spacious.

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