A warm home for the family’s future
In Grejs near Vejle (Denmark), a family has created their own home with a future-proof floor plan and easily accessible outdoor areas. The choice of materials complements the home's beautiful natural surroundings, while also providing warmth and playfulness within the walls of the home.
In the midst of Grejs' beautiful countryside, a family of four has moved into a two-storey house where they had been involved in much of the construction process. The house was designed by a local architectural firm, Nørrebro & Frandsen, and the floor plan was drawn up with the future in mind.
"We thought a lot about the future and our needs, both now and later in life. You have one set of needs when you have small children, but another when they become teenagers. That’s why, for example, we've considered the possibility of changing the rooms’ functions over time," says one of the house’s owners, Maria Skovdal.
Functional floor plan
The house consists of a ground floor containing a large hall, a children’s section, a utility room and a sunken parents’ section. All bedrooms are located on the ground floor, with a view to creating a good sleeping environment, as a ground floor is typically cooler than a first floor. The first floor is designed with the family’s “hang-out room”, where they spend most of their time during the day. From here, there are views of the forest from almost every room through the large floor-to-ceiling windows.
“We are quite pleased with the floor plan, and building on two floors was the right choice as we have a beautiful view,” says Maria Skovdal. We've also made outdoor living a priority, so we have many terraces connected to both the ground and first floors. On the first floor, we have a covered wooden terrace from which there is access to a gallery to the next terrace, which we call the sun terrace. Here there's room for privacy when we want to lie down and relax.
Visual warmth and good acoustics
The choice of materials was important to the couple, as a large house can often compromise the cosy atmosphere. At the same time, the hard tile floor requires a different material that can reduce reverberation in the rooms of the house. The couple therefore chose the Troldtekt line design solution for all of the ceilings, which provides both good acoustics and a visually warm look with a lot of playfulness in the house.
"We are very pleased with the choice of grey-coloured Troldtekt ceilings. We fell in love with the ceiling and the colour based on a picture from another house, and we haven't regretted it. It provides great acoustics, and the colour is both edgy and warm" says Maria Skovdal.
"We feel we have a beautiful house with lots of nice details, and where there is a sense of continuity throughout the entire home.