This design, based on architect Barbara Ostyn of 3 Architecten, resulted in a beautiful symbiosis between clean, architectural lines and the weathered Barnhout. The light gets free reign in this spacious, open house thanks to the large windows from floor to ceiling. As the house is located in the middle of a dune-like area, it was decided to provide the living space with open kitchen on the first floor. Two spacious terraces extend the living space when fully opening the sliding windows and give a fantastic view of the dunes.
De Laere Decor took care of this project in its entirety. The white screed was provided throughout the house and even for the cladding of the showers and the bath. In the wall unit a fireplace was built in at the height of the sitting area. At the height of the kitchen island, which at the same time serves as a bar cabinet, all the kitchen appliances were incorporated into the wall unit. All the custom-made furniture was lacquered in the same colour as the walls to form a serene whole. The work tablets were all manufactured from Corian in function of maintenance and durability.
"The white screed was provided throughout the house."
The barn timber façade was also reintegrated into the interior of the house as an accent by covering a full wall in the entrance hall with this wood. This wall hides the storage room and a toilet through ceiling-high doors. The weathered, rough wood gives a nice contrast in this tight house.
Here, the architect opted for acoustic tension ceilings to create a pleasant sound environment, taking into account the open areas and hard materials. Lines incorporated in this ceiling from wall to wall emphasize the sleek element of the house.
Images © Ostyn - 3 Architecten / De Laere Decor