Young Family Home 2

It its second cooperation with IKEA and ZUHAUSE WOHNEN, SchwörerHaus now presents a home for large families, along with amazing interior design ideas for the contrasting living demands of large and small alike. It can be viewed in the show home estate at Bad Vilbel (near Frankfurt).

The house

In the Young Family Home 2 the two opposing offset building structures with mono-pitched roofs provide an intriguing roof landscape, which also allows expansion of the living space right up to the top of the gable and with it an appealing upstairs living ambiance. The space below the roof can be optimally exploited by incorporation of a second level, for example in the children’s rooms. Wide eaves and canopy roofs over patio and house entrance protect the rooms against direct sunshine and expand the living space into the outdoor area. Together with the numerous floor-length windows, the wide balcony on the gable side, and the wood and render façade design combine to create an attractive, contemporary, varied architectural appearance.

The ground floor in the Young Family Home 2

The generously dimensioned living-dining area offers plenty of space for a large dining table as a family meeting point. The show-stopper: Two back-to-back sofas subdivide the large 44 square metre living room into talking and quiet zones. Carpets laid over each other with varying patterns allocate the furniture to functions such as ‘reading corner’ or ‘television lounge’. Plain patio doors allow plenty of daylight into this area. They are less expensive than complex lift and slide door systems, but fulfil their duty just as well. The kitchen is in direct visual contact with the entrance hall and living room. Two kitchen islands are located opposite to each other: Sink with breakfast counter and cooking area with hob and oven – simply turning round takes you from one to the other. This allows the whole large family to cook together without anyone getting under somebody else's feet. The dining table is just a small distance away and if you want to hide the kitchen from sight, then this easily done by means of a curtain, saving the expense of a more complex sliding door. The ground floor also has a multi-function room that can be used as office, guest room or playroom and has an adjoining shower room.

Interior design supporting ‘Liquid Living’

The interior design in Young Family Home 2 is Scandinavian, delivering a spontaneous effect. For example, using peg rails that extend throughout all the rooms, sometimes holding folding chairs next to the dining table and sometimes clothes in the children’s bedroom. Or the doll’s houses: Either they serve as a key store in the hall, or as a shelf for kids’ stuff. Everyone will no doubt use the provided fixtures and gadgets according to their particular needs, but put together it all functions as a unit. The bright entrance hall opens out into kitchen and living room, so everyone can come and go from all sides. The transparent stair banisters as well as the interior design with white cabinets and mirrors in different sizes all go to emphasise the spacious layout. Original: A blanket box in the middle of the entrance hall provides a homely accent and simultaneously extra storage space. Clothes pegs at different heights mean that it’s just as easy for the four-year-olds to hang up their coats. Just another example of how the clever furnishings make it possible to maintain order right from the entrance hall, no mean feat with a large family.

Upstairs - Young Family Home 2

Upstairs too, there are cleverly thought-out floor plan details such as the children’s rooms with a glazed partition onto the landing, windows down to floor level in the gable, skylights and a high knee wall. Even where the planning of bathroom and master bedroom is concerned, the requirements of the children take priority: Thus for example, two 140 cm wide beds pushed together form a huge family bed where the children can sleep untroubled with the parents after a bad dream. In the bathroom, three washbasins, one with a low-hanging mirror, a floor-level walk-in shower next to the bath, and the 'wash centre' with worktop and large shelf smooth the day-to-day living and everyday routines of a large family.

Floor plans

Ground floor

Top floor

Basement