How was the planning and sampling phase? How did people respond to your ideas?
The support was very personal in nature. A lot of the consultations and planning sessions took place at our home, which really suited us as we had just had our second child.
Finding the right home for us was a very intense and interesting process. We had very concrete ideas and had created mood pictures, models and collages. The architect, Simone Pretelli, was wonderfully adept at taking our ideas on board and incorporating them.
The sampling phase was an exciting time for us. The focus shifted to our collages, and together with the interior designer, Thomas Zoller, we sought to visualise our wishes and make them reality – up to and including a stone washbasin from a photo we collected years ago and whose brand name we no longer knew.
How was the construction phase?
It was very intensive, particularly due to the challenges associated with our plot of land. Often, the whole family was on site, which the kids found interesting. The erection of the building shell with its enormous wooden walls by means of a crane and a team of carpenters was very impressive.
Throughout the entire construction phase, we received good support from the Baufritz team and the architect.