Article source: 123DV
The roads are lined with wildflowers. In summer, purple and yellow loosestrife are in bloom. Timber-framed farmhouses, enclosed meadows, ancient fields, and wonderful oak trees with their thick trunks turn your thoughts to days long gone. This villa is set in a newly developed estate in the unique, tree-lined landscape of the Dutch Achterhoek, where unexpected scenes of rural beauty are always just around the bend.
- Architects: 123DV
- Project: Bridge House
- Location: Achterhoek, Netherlands
- Photography: Christiaan de Bruijne
- Description: Sustainable countryhouse on a hill
- Status: Completed 2011
- Surroundings: Country estate in a park style 17.000 new trees and 1.000 rhododendrons
- Surface: 825 m² (8,880 sq. ft.) floor area, 15-hectare (37-acre) parcel
- Floors: 2
- Living areas: Living room, kitchen with pantry, 3 bedrooms, study, studio exercise room, wine cellar
- Material: stainless steel, dark stucco, white marble floor
- Custom made: sustainable construction and use; residence situated on an artificial mound of reused soil for better views of the park. self-sufficient (generating its own energy, private water supply): solar panels, energy roof, floor heating, and cooling through thermal energy storage, reuse of rainwater, septic tank, shielded power cables, a private well and heat mirror glass.