Who among us would not want to escape the constant rush of city life and get away from it all for a while? Nestled on the edge of a beautiful forest and natural reserve in Netherlands this modern presents a perfect opportunity to do so in a spectacular and serene fashion.
The two distinct blocks server two entirely different purposes with the east-west section containing the bedrooms and the guest rooms while the north-south block holds the open living area along with the kitchen and dining space.
Designed by Alp’Architecture Sàrl the exterior creates an image of contrasting elements being married in an effortless fashion as the lower level is crafted using masonry and the upper level is built using wood.
The sequenced brick wall extension in the rear feels like a part of the original structure and does so without trying too hard. Spaces transition from light to dark inside with rough concrete floor leading to smoother surfaces as one moves from one room to another.
The form of the new addition with its gabled roof and overall dimension matches that of the original home and its three different blocks. Spotted gum decking boards that are stained in black are used to cover the exterior while lighter silver oak boards take over on the inside.
Designed by Solomon Troup Architects the addition provides a new social setting for the entire family with an open plan kitchen dining area and family area. White is the color of choice in the kitchen as stainless steel surfaces bringing sparkle and pizazz.
Parents’ bedrooms and kids’ spaces are carefully tucked in the rear while the social areas of the house sit at the front. Minimal with clean straight lines and still exuding plenty of warmth this vacation home in Poland offers it all without creating a whole lot of carbon footprint.
The transition between the interior and the exterior further facilitates this nature-centric lifestyle with a shaded porch that the homeowners can enjoy both at dawn and dusk. With a pergola structure that consists of mobile slats ventilation on the porch can be controlled easily.