This contemporary villa, dubbed Villa Sterkenurg, is a beautifully crafted home set among the woodlands of Driebergen in The Netherlands. A local architecture firm, by the name of DP6 Architectuur Studio, were responsible for its design and execution.
The project was completed in 2016 and contains a total of 305-square-meters (3,283-square-feet) spread over three levels (a basement, ground floor and loft).
|Architects||DP6 Architectuur Studio|
|Location||Driebergen, The Netherlands|
|Photos||DP6 Architectuur Studio|
According to the architects, they made use of an innovative structural framing system, whereby the house’s glazing was actually set into the timber structure. The frameless windows have the effect of maximizing transparency, and blurring the line between inside and out.
Given the surrounding woodland, it’s no surprise they sought to integrate the home into the environment as much as possible. Every room is flanked by large floor-to-ceiling windows which allow you to soak up the greenery from the comfort of the living room couch (or wherever else you happen to be).
The villa is situated in such a way that it respects the historically defined site lines and patterns and allows space for the berceau hedges. The long, slender gabled roof extends over the terrace on the south side, giving the house a natural home on the site. – DP6
The interior is finished in a minimal palette of wood, white and steel. The timber structure, a variety of old furniture pieces, and plenty of framed photos, are largely responsible for creating a homey atmosphere. The form of the structure is said to have been inspired by traditional barn construction.
The villa’s architecture is light and understated. Wooden facades and timber trusses reference traditional barn construction, and as a contrast plenty of glass was applied. Linking the inside to the outside environment, the glass merges the villa into its leafy surroundings. – DP6
Photos © DP6 Architectuur Studio