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Geometric Home Nods to Traditional Dutch Dwellings

It’s a deconstructed version of the classic Dutch house

While the Netherlands is home to modern buildings inspired by Tron and sandcastles, this suburban abode drew it’s inspiration from a more conventional source: the traditional Dutch house.

But that’s not to say it’s boring. Designed by local firm Zone Zuid Architecten, the 2,421-square-foot Daasdonklaan house is a "deconstruction of a traditional Dutch house silhouette." The angled gables of two asymmetrical white volumes rise toward the center of the home, where a void of glass holds the entrance and brings natural light into the home. The interior-facing walls are lined with vertically slatted wood, adding warmth and texture to the facade while hinting at the architecture inside.

The building’s rectangular windows are alternately recessed or extended beyond the facade, creating an offbeat visual rhythm that’s both modern and playful. A large bay window on the second floor looks like a perfect reading nook.

This geometric playfulness is also evident in the rear of the home, where a series of stacked rectangular platforms create a large deck and pool area.

Inside, the home has four bedrooms and two baths—all spaces continuing the theme of geometric linearity established by the exterior. In the kitchen, the architect created a custom concrete island and a vertical wine rack recessed into the wall.