The contrast between the exterior of this three-hundred-year-old-timber-framed German farmhouse and its pure-white interior could not be greater. Inserting steel supports on carefully arranged pillars opened up the ground-floor living areas.
Between one pair of these pillars, The Dusseldorf-based interior designer arranged gleaming white console to separate the spaces gently into a seating area, an open circulation space and dining area beyond.
The white-tiled entrance-hall is deliberately masculine in feet, furnished with a French eborized walnut console, a Chinese chair and framed, very graphic piece of Buddhist script written on palm leaves, hung above the table.
Pure white bedrooms and bathrooms feature chrome and marble detailing but there is absolutely no colour in the house apart from black and the natural tones of the wood floors and a collection of African animal sculptures.
There was enough space within the roof area to build a wonderfully efficient dressing-room with a custom-made movable chest of drawers for storing belts and shoes, as well as enough cupboards to house a boutique.