Visitors are welcomed by a bright hallway, from which a living room with a loft-like character can be glimpsed. The tactile, purple-upholstered furniture is bespoke, like the majority of the furniture we designed for this object. A windowsill in the living room serves as a cosy bench: Looking out onto the park, you sense how inside and outside merge around you.
The individual rooms also flow into one another. A continuous terrazzo floor connects the various living areas and provides a bright and cheerful undertone. The dining area is open-plan and flows into the living area, while still retaining its own special character. Above the dining table, which was also designed by us, hangs an old chandelier, a family piece, surrounded by some of the legendary bubble lamps by George Nelson – creating a room of tantalising contrasts.
The adjacent kitchen with its grained wood panelling continues the warm tonality of the dining table, which is only broken by a monolithic, white kitchen block at the centre. A small upholstered seating niche serves as an organic extension to the room. A broad, sensually curving hallway leads in a generous flow past the two children’s bedrooms and an accompanying bathroom. A second, more intimate living area combines different functions: it is a media lounge, workspace and library in one.
Behind this living area is where the parents’ realm begins. The glorious bedroom is dominated by a voluminous bed that is covered in dark leather. The view from the bed is of the park-like landscape with a terrace in the foreground. A dressing room and a large bathroom with a sauna and free-standing panoramic bath transform the parents’ domain into a place to relax and unwind – complete with spa feeling.
House HOD is bursting with joie de vivre: dark-grained wooden panelling, structural plaster, lacquered and textile-covered walls, glass mosaic fields, wallpaper and fabrics form a collaged, yet clear and uncluttered atmosphere. A house in which life is not only lived, but celebrated.