Comfortable living from top to bottom

On the northern outskirts of Nuremberg, a young family has realised their dream of an open, bright and modern home.

On a 626-square-metre plot not far from Neunhofer Forst, just over 200 square metres of living space have been created across the two full floors of a detached single-family house with a flat-pitched gabled roof. The conventionally built single-shell structure features thermal insulation bricks and a full basement. While the basement and ground floor ceilings are made of reinforced concrete, the wooden insulated roof construction, which is clad in cement-bonded wood wool panels, also forms the ceiling on the top floor.


Views of the skies from the dining area

A geothermal heat pump and a central ventilation system, combined with uPVC doors and triple-glazed windows, ensure efficient energy use, a cosy feeling of warmth and ultimate comfort throughout the house. Heat is distributed by means of underfloor heating. The high ceilings accentuate the open-plan design of the house. From the dining area, which links the spacious living room – partitioned off with a built-in fireplace – with the modern kitchen zone, there is an uninterrupted view all the way up to the top of the building and, thanks to two skylights, even to the skies above.


Simple, streamlined design in black and white

More large and mostly floor-to-ceiling windows allow plenty of daylight to flood in. Dark window frames and dark kitchen elements contrast attractively with the light-toned concrete and wooden parquet floors, the white walls and 2.38-metre wood veneer doors and the wooden staircase leading to the top floor with its glazed gallery. Ceiling spotlights and slim, virtually free-floating lighting in the dining area also stand out against the predominantly white backdrop, casting everything in just the right light.

Meanwhile, white Troldtekt® line acoustic ceiling panels add a visually attractive design accent on the top floor.