Elegantly set in the beautiful East Anglian countryside, on the border of a working farm in Suffolk, Copenhagen-based Norm Architects have created the perfect rural retreat.
Named the Pavilion House, this tranquil holiday home was originally designed by architect and founder Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen back in 2017 but was never completed until the current owners took on the project and decided to bring the building back to its original vision. And wow what a place it now is!
Standing proud in its setting, on a foundation of a dark basalt, the Pavilion House is all about transparency. Thanks to its subtle steel frame, minimal wooden windows, and locally sourced larch cladding, it sits delicately on its plot, harmoniously connecting with its surrounding landscape.
Inside meanwhile the Pavilion House has been kept as simple and natural as possible, making the most of those perfectly framed views.
With just a central brick core and cosy wood burning stove as permanent fixtures, the open plan layout is divided into different functional zones by carefully placed freestanding pieces.
The warm leather Spanish Chairs from Fredericia, the soft curves of the Hay Mags sofas and a strategically placed CH25 Lounge Chair from Carl Hanson & Son naturally lead you from the living room, through to the dining area and on into the large kitchen beyond.
In contrast to the main living spaces, the bathrooms introduce a much darker colour palette. The use of tactile polished concrete and wood create a sense of understated luxury.
Further increasing the appeal of the house, an existing annexe has been extended to create a studio, music room with a grand piano, a comfortable TV area as well as a quiet workspace. There’s also, in true Nordic style, a sauna, so you can fully immerse yourself in those imposing views after a long country walk.
To find out more about the Pavilion House, visit the Norm Architects website.
All photographs by Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen of Norm Architects.
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