Maarten Hercules of architecture firm StudioHERCULES, has designed a new house near Amsterdam.
The outdoor areas of the house are designed for entertaining. There’s a sunken lounge that’s lined with wood, as well as a partially covered outdoor dining area.
The sunken lounge has views of the pool, that also has steps leading down into it. On the other side of the pool is a cabana for relaxing in the shade.
The interior of the house has been kept minimal with bright white walls, while curving stairs add a sculptural element and connect the various levels of the house.
In one of the bedrooms, a black-framed thin horizontal window runs almost the entire length of the room, and allows for natural light to filter through.
Dark wood walls have doors that slide open to reveal closets.
In one of the bathrooms, a niche has been built into the wall above the toilet, while dark glass frames the shower, and a floating white vanity sits below a large mirror.
In another bedroom, there’s floor-to-ceiling windows, and partial wall that provides a backdrop for the bed, and acts as a wardrobe on the other side.