It is cast-in-place concrete and artisanal bricks that give the interior a modern industrial appeal even as they usher in ample textural beauty. With a wood screen at the front that hides the parking and entrance there is plenty of contrast at every turn.
Covered deck spaces and terraces add to this al fresco experience even as the neutral color scheme and elegant décor keep your focus firmly on the larger architectural picture. With the ground floor housing the open living area kitchen dining space study and other public spaces it is the top level that accommodates the adult and kids’ bedrooms.
On the inside the living space is simple understated and allows the views outside to grab all the attention even as modern décor and wonderful lighting create an inviting ambiance. With the top level housing the bedrooms that also offer unobstructed views of the watery landscape life at this serene Dutch residence does seem like an absolute dream!
Much of the original silhouette of the house was retained and given a modern upgrade with the reflecting pond a fabulous bridge and the brise soleil creating a stunning entrance. This image of tranquility is further enhanced as artificial lighting takes over after sunset with the illumination fashioning an atmosphere of inviting warmth.
The idea of the simple and uncomplicated cube is the image that most contemporary homes exude. With clean lines and rigid geometry there is not much to write home about as you look at many of these mundane structures.
Designed by Guild Architects for a relaxed family life it is the green landscape around the house and its gorgeous garden that become the key components of the residence. Built to encourage interaction between family members an outdoor lifestyle and harmony with nature this is a home that moves away from the urban trend of sterile interiors.
The wooden staircase acts as a spatial feature by separating the kids’ wing of the home from the adult bedroom on the top level while adding sculptural beauty to the open living area on the ground floor. The stairwell also brings natural light to the basement level and acts as a common connecting thread between the various floors.