Design in Harmony

The husband and wife who created this contemporary home in the centre of Pirna are also in a professional partnership, being an architect and interior designer respectively. Their house is both a family home and a showcase for their talents. Clearly, only the best would do when it came to their choice of kitchen.

Sometimes it’s good to start anew. In 2002 the owners of this home got a chance for a fresh start after floods destroyed the photographer’s small studio that they owned in the old town of Pirna. They decided to sell their existing home, harnessing their combined talents and create a modern family house. It stands on the site of the studio in the centre of the historic district. Not only is the new building a family home, it also houses their architectural practice. Commuting to work is clearly no longer a problem. The result is both contemporary and entirely harmonious with its surroundings, with the skilful use of anthracite and white on the exterior façade continuing into the interior.

The kitchen is located in an open-plan living area on the top floor of the house. It leads directly onto the stunning roof terrace, which features a sun deck with a swimming pool and offers outstanding views over the rooftops of the city. A lift gives easy access to this city-centre oasis for the couple and their two adult sons, as well as their many friends who often join them to enjoy the view and share a meal. The room offers generous seating as well as plenty of space to stand and circulate, with a large three by two metre island bridging the kitchen and dining areas. Having experienced a Poggenpohl kitchen in their previous home, the couple turned to Poggenpohl Dresden to commission a new kitchen designed to their exacting standards.

The result is both contemporary and entirely harmonious with its surroundings, with the skilful use of anthracite and white on the exterior façade continuing into the interior.
The kitchen is located in an open-plan living area, the room offers generous seating as well as plenty of space to stand and circulate, with a large island bridging the kitchen and dining areas
Customer kitchen in Pirna, Dresden, Germany
The rear façade of the kitchen, which extends over a length of about six metres, hides access to the storage room, elevator and combines the open dining and kitchen area with the adjoining lounge area by the fireplace
Customer kitchen in Pirna, Dresden, Germany
A large three by two metre island, bridging the kitchen, is equipped with a large induction hob, built-in canopy hood
Poggenpohl Brandbook - Germany Pirna - Customer Kitchen opened drawer

The kitchen is equipped with a large induction hob, built-in canopy hood, oven, steam oven and coffee maker as well as a large fridge and freezer. The rear façade of the kitchen, which extends over a length of about six metres, hides access to the storage room and elevator and combines the open dining and kitchen area with the adjoining lounge area by the fireplace. The anthracite of the kitchen façade continues uninterrupted to the ceiling-high bookshelf in the lounge area, as does its complementary white finish on cabinets and divider units. Splashes of bold red add drama and warmth to the room’s ambience. The result is a magnificent space where each area blends seamlessly into the whole. As professionals, the owners had a high regard for the quality and choice offered by Poggenpohl, and enjoyed the opportunity to collaborate with the Poggenpohl Dresden team to create this beautifully integrated space for cooking, entertaining and relaxing. The demands of work mean that the owners have little time for cooking during the week. However, they make up for this at the weekends, whether enjoying a quiet meal together or entertaining friends. Sunday evenings, when each member of the family takes it in turn to create a meal, have become something of a family tradition.

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