The Hunter´s house
Hunters are good people
To design a hunter´s house is not an easy challenge. Hunters are often percieves as insensitive, with their rifles shooting at everything that moves in the forest. Headlines ofteninform about shot leg or drunken vagrant who are under the influence of alcohol shooting at neighbor's dog, which looked like a dear in the gloom. Do not be fooled. Hunters are good.
What hunters eager?
Hunting has historically been encoded in human genes as a reflection of basic hunting instincts. Roughly, there are two human archetypes - hunters and collectors. The collector has a relatively simple life. Systematic accumulation of funds gradually builds quality facilities. To be a hunter, in our case, is a hard deal. Driven by hunting instincts doesn´t have any rest. It is a permanent wolf feeling.
A little bit of rest never hurts
This project is about to design the family house for the hunter and his sympathetic wife. From the beginning we knew that we have to propose such a house to make the hunter´s life easier.
The house is no crumb. Its length is 47 meters and the width is 12 meters. Body of the house is lowered into the ground and at the end of the roof of the house is on solid ground level. Recessed house allowed us to work with the intimacy of individual sites. Morphology of gable roof on the second floor reminds that we are still in the countryside. And what about hunter´s desires?
The house has a fairly standard program, but wrapped in a generous package. In addition to the living area with kitchen, bedroom and two children's rooms there is a guest bedroom with study, conservatory and lounge area from the outdoor terrace of the house.
The living space is illuminated by outdoor courtyard which also brings light into the bathroom and bedroom. There is also a large fireplace which brings to the living space atmosphere of hunting lodges and providing natural heat to warm the icy feet after a morning hunt. On the walls there is enough space for trophies, as well as for natural images with a hunting theme.
The bedroom is close. Sometimes the hunter must have a little nap on the rebound. Double bedroom is located close to the kitchen just a few steps from their own dressing rooms and bathrooms.
Under the slogan ‘‘do not disturb and not to be disturbed‘‘ are children's rooms and the guest room situated on the second floor. Kids will be able to run on the roof away from their parents, where is a beautiful view of the nearby hills of the highlands.
The kitchen has enough capacity for portioning large boar and maturing meat. Winter Garden - a link between the living area and the social part of the house - will be full of fresh herbs ready to deliver thousands of smells for delicious deer steaks from the landlady.
The social part of the house is the starting point for gatherings and celebrations. In this part of the house there is a sauna with a pool, a wine cellar and the party room.
A separate chapter of the house are various patios surrounding the house allowing convenient exit to the garden from places that are below ground level, protecting the citizens from the eyes of neighbors and also from strong western winds which battered land from time to time.
Few meters from the house begins deer-park. It contains lots of wonderful wildlife. We hope that the house is going to be build soon and makes new owners always smile. Good hunting!