House and Cottage

Happy old age in a glass house

Where it is better to spend an old age? The owners of this house believe that there can be no better life than behind the glass. We looked around and thought. Spouses Heather and Pete Kernis knew how to give their children a happy childhood. And the farmhouse of the 16th century really provided their family with everything necessary: ​​reliable stone walls, bright rooms, clean air and the endless green expanses of an English village. However, when the children grew up and parted, it suddenly turned out that their parents needed something completely different for happiness. The architect-modernist Mies van der Rohe (Mies vanDer Rohe) once said: "Less is more." Said - and designed the glass pavilion of Germany in Barcelona. In 70 years, the designer Michael Manser (Michael Manser) repeated the success of the legendary architect and created a residential version of the famous exhibition complex. However, in order to hide the thoroughly viewed house from prying eyes, the author of the project fenced him with a high brick fence. Here and moved to the wife of Kernis. A strange choice for pensioners, is not it? By no means. The hosts are delighted with their new home. Pete Kernis argues that he was not particularly upset by the fact that due to the lack of walls he had to abandon an extensive collection of contemporary art, which included works by 35 authors. According to the spouses, they have never been so close to nature, because in this house you can not miss any weather phenomenon or the change of the season, even the dawn can be felt by the skin. wealdentimes.co.uk

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