Building something new that holds on to what once was, is an eternal ode. This place used to be the location of a farm, but now a sleek, rural home reigns here. Even though the transformation is huge, the impressive views have remained the same. Interior designer Laura Calleeuw was again given the opportunity to translate her style into a house that will appeal to you without any doubt.
The exterior of the building shows considerable similarities with the past of the grounds, whereas the interior was developed with a rather sleek aesthetic in mind. An obvious asset that lies at the surface of the entire project is the clear craftsmanship with which the ideas were transformed into reality. For the interior, it was essential that no angle profiles were placed. The intention behind this was that the whole would contain an unmistakable fluency. For example, the plasterwork shows organic lines, and different zones effortlessly flow into each other. Concerning flooring, the interior designer decided to work with pouring techniques, which further enhance the visual ease. By allowing more straight shapes in the custom furniture, a beautiful balance with the previously named softness simultaneously emerges. In this way, the whole looks considerably sleeker: an ideal addition to the natural environment. Nevertheless, we also see such smoothness return in the furniture, seeing that the back of the chairs easily flows over into the legs. Homeliness is always the higher goal for Calleeuw, meaning that this design is no exception. Since walnut is an ideal wood type to create more warmth in an interior, it was appropriately integrated in the palette. This material has a rather prominent flame pattern that looks best when used in a calm environment. Other materials that contributed to completing the house are Hungarian point parquet and green marble. At the same time, the cosy aspect is strengthened by a stunning fireplace with red decorative tiles. Although the whole is balanced in every aspect, you can also discover more daring elements. The glass doors with a steel look, for example, were finished with heavy, authentic door handles. Other forms of attentive details include carefully selected interior textiles, such as the woven jute carpet and a linen look.
Building something new that holds on to what once was
In the bathroom, it was of the greatest importance that there was a tangible airiness in the room. In order to make this come true, they decided to work with a floating washbasin. The same goes for the base cabinet drawers. A seamless finishing in aqua sensa continues on the sloping walls towards the ceiling. Next to this, this project fits in with Calleeuw’s portfolio thanks to the functional storage space and the hidden techniques. Kitchen appliances are hidden from view and air-conditioning is incorporated into the custom furniture.
Here, each step was a deliberate choice. A warm interior where the balance is continuously preserved, was ensured thanks to the vision of Laura Calleeuw. With vast views and a rural character, this home can rely on residents who enjoy each day that they spend here. Photography by Bert Demasure