This is already the second HUF house that owner Karsten has planned and realised with the family business from the Westerwald: A highly modern and characteristic post-and-beam house with large glass surfaces, tailor-made furniture and an enchanting outdoor paradise. But it wasn't always like this, because the plot on the outskirts of Berlin in Germany held a few challenges for the successful managing director before he could start building. Today, the ensemble of garden, pool and house looks as if it were all of a piece.
The glass and timber villa sits slightly elevated on the plot and is connected via the terrace to a 3.5 x 10 metre infinity pool surrounded by lush green lawns, plants and trees. One could hardly have made more beautiful use of the four-metre difference in height from the house to the lower garden boundary.
The wellness programme for the senses continues indoors: individually crafted StilART furniture pampers the eye, especially the elegant kitchen with white high-gloss cabinets, cooking island and counter. Directly opposite is the dining area with velvety-soft, royal blue seating; in contrast, a dark wooden table made of limed oak. If you look up past the Italian designer lamp, you can see all the way to the sky thanks to generous roof glazing. The living room also benefits from plenty of healthy daylight thanks to floor-to-ceiling glazing - outdoor nature spectacle included.
The bedrooms and feel-good bathroom are located on the upper floor. From the freestanding bathtub, you can enjoy the view of nature without being seen yourself. Another highlight is the sauna, which was fitted into the sloping roof with millimetre precision.
The HUF house also leaves nothing to be desired from a technical point of view: A smart KNX installation conveniently combines the alarm system, lighting, blinds and temperature - heating is provided by an environmentally friendly air/water heat pump - in a single system. The system is controlled via app on the smartphone or via push-buttons on the wall. Thanks to excellent thermal insulation, for example in the outer walls or roof, and many highly complex construction details, this luxurious HUF house meets the highest energy efficiency class: A+ (German standard).
While retaining lush glass fronts and an open floor plan.