When the Russell family outgrew their old cottage, they made the decision to buy an adjacent plot of land. Alongside their architect Peter Cox, they came up with a design that remedied everything that was missing from their old home. The Russel family stated: "In the past we didn't use much of the space on the ground floor, such as the reception areas or the large living room. Everyone wanted to be in the kitchen. In the new house, we have created a large living room around the kitchen, radically breaking down the traditional concept of a separate kitchen, living room, entrance hall and dining room."

Fact sheet

Roof shape
Flat roof
Timber and render
Dimensions in m
30.04 x 22.46
Gross External Area in ft² (incl. basement if present)

An ingenious design with an airy feel


Peter Cox

"The Russells' house combines efficiency with comfort. The large living room arranged around the kitchen is big enough for the entire family. The modern Bauhaus style and corresponding interiors offer plenty of light while creating a feeling of space. In addition, the large, floor-to-ceiling windows let the warmth of the sun into the house in the winter, while the venetian blinds keep the rooms cool in the summer."

Floor plans

Ground Floor

First Floor