From a distance, this home located in Huizen, Netherlands looks like a modern interpretation of a traditional country house. It seamlessly blends old and new in a balanced design that the architects of De Brouwer Binnenwerk have come up with.
The interior, on the other hand, is contemporary, with no trace of rustic or traditional elements. This type of almost hidden design was chosen in order to keep the quiet rural environment undisturbed while also offering the clients the lifestyle they prefer.
The ground floor is composed of the kitchen, dining area and study with the kitchen being placed at the center of the house. The division of the spaces and the way they are all connected but maintain their privacy and character is interesting and inspiring.
The spacious kitchen features a large island at the center with three wooden stools shaped like blocks suggesting that this feature also doubles as a bar. The combination of modern, built-in appliances and minimalist, white cabinetry gives the kitchen a really bright and airy look.
The study home office has double doors that connect it to the outdoors and an extremely simple design. It actually resembles a meeting room and it weren’t for that chic cluster of decorative branches in the corner the décor would have been dull and monotonous.