Yesterday, Jan and I were invited by a building contractor to vist their newest model residence. A beautiful English country house constructed of brick covered with lime mortar and oak wood frame, covered with roof tiles.
It was the first time that we were invited to a presentation of a house of which the interior was not finished yet! Only the construction was finished.
But to me it was a splendid idea because the house is for sale now and so the future owners will have the ability to choose the interior design and flooring after their wishes.
Hopefully the new owners will choose for my company Lefèvre Interiors for the interior design!
Notice the bow that is formed by roof tiles!
Outside, on a board, there were seen pictures from the start to the finished construction.
Very nice to see!
Very nice to see!
Picture of that beautiful window, view from the inside.
Inside the house you could study the plans of the house.
A fantastic idea of the contractors was, that they brought in some pieces of furniture to create some atmosphere in the house! Wonderful really, as you can see on the pictures here below.
On the invitation card was mentionned “Art meets architecture”.
And indeed there was the presence of an art dealer with some wonderful pieces of art!
I do like the house but maybe thats because I'm English! Planning authorities in the uk seem to be passing plans to demolish older ( 1920s onwards)properties and then building very modern and similar looking properties. Its lovely to see some thing new but traditional and with thought for small details. I also like the idea of using a new build as an art space . Is this in response to a difficult house market ?
Thank you for your comment! And yes indeed I think you are right! We discussed about that yesterday and even thought that it could be maybe a part of the response to a difficult house market.
VERY NICE… Thanks for sharing!
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Wonderful house to make into a home. I do hope that your design firm is chosen. I can already visualize how your designs would make that house very elegant yet full of warmth. I love the windows and the lines of the roof!
I love Jim Dines works. Large gallery wrapped canvases also look great hung on brick walls. I am working on one now with shades of purples and golds.
OH, and yes I love the house. Some very special elements!!
Hi Greet. Not a big fan of brick walls…in part because it makes the interiors so dark. But I love the scale and height of the rooms, love the metal windows, the indutrial looking ceiling in the room with barstools (kitchen?). I think creative people, like you, enjoy seeing the "in process" part of construction. Imagining what your woodwork could do to the interiors! Trish
Bedankt voor het berichtje van gisteren, dat geeft moed en by the way ik denk ook dat we de enigsten zijn 🙂
Het was je ook opgevallen op de blog van Joni, ja zo een fout zeg 🙂
Mooie woning, niet driect mijn stijl, want ik ben gek van de achtiende eeux, maar ik hou van goede afwerking en details, en dit is hier het geval
Hola Greet … como siempre … me gusta después de su blog cada día …. las casas que nos muestran son un sueño … y me encanta tu trabajo …. Los mejores deseos ¡¡¡¡¡¡. Berta …
I love the way they exhibited the pictures outside to show the work in progress…great post, xv.
Oh YES! Love it .. really love it..
Hi again, Greet. I'm not sure why the blog roll is slow to update lately..but I posted some new photos of Rozenhout this morning that you might not have seen. Had'nt realized that the grand salon was originally a garage! What a difference beautiful woodwork makes! Trish
Beautiful! What a fun decorating project this would be! Tracey xx
Funny, was just talking to a client about her bay window and putting a chaise in their facing the room instead of one straight on tucked into the bay like the photos shown!
The pots with the sculptured bushes were so amazing!
Beautiful brick work! It must have take a long time to build this home. The large windows are so appealing too! Deborah
Oh yes! I love that house! What potential for such a beautiful home. I hope you are picked to do the interior design, then it could live up to it's fullest potential!
Thank you for your sweet comment on the photo of my gd, she is my pride and joy. I put a photo of her brother on Tuesday's post.
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I like it, if I ever is going to build a new home, it will be in brick! No more painting, too much salt water and rain her in the west coast of Norway!
Yes, I like the house. Most of all the window with the sofa in front of it and the door and window with the bow.
I've also looked at your homepage and you really do fantastic things !!
Well, first of all the idea of the house is brilliant. I think the concept of an unfinished house is pretty common in other places, usually it is a matter of investement–they sell something unfinished–but also an opportunity for the person buying it because you select everything according to your taste.
The ART was magnificent! Love Jim Dine
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Hi Greet! The art here is gorgeous, and the idea of the house as it was … perfection. Loved the open brick walls, and the architecture is among my fave. Always love tudor, and manor styles. Found you via oakview cottage, so I thought I'd pop in a take a peak! Glad I did.
Yes, I agree Greet! The new owners should hire you as their interior designer!!! The house is just going to be even more fabulous with your help. Tell them! Or I will! (:
LOVE the windows!!!! I agree, it is nice for the people who buy it to be able to really make it their own!
Gorgeous, I love the brick interior walls… I want to come play with you for awhile.
Such insightful marketing techniques, right down to sending out invitations and inviting artists to showcase their work.
I am amazed at how beautiful the details are. This home was not for an owner, correct? The windows are stunning!
Hallo Greet, wat een prachtig huis! Zou er zo in kunnen wonen! Heb ook genoten van je foto's over Walda Pairon, jammer dat ze geen website heeft.
Oh this will be a beautiful home for some lucky person I'm sure.
The back of the house is stunning, love the arch window to the rear.