On a plot with a length of nearly a kilometer P·A built a house with a beautiful view on the surrounding meadows and the church of Moerkapelle. At first glance, it looks like a traditional dike house, but at second sight it turns out to be a sturdy and contemporary country house with exciting voids and split levels.

The wishes of clients Robert-Jan and Inge were as follows:

"The house should not be a 'box in an empty field', but definitely not a traditional 'farm' as well. Not too outstanding but exciting when having a closer look. A warm and friendly house with a spatial but functional floor plan".

 
 
at first glance it is a traditional dike house, a second look will reveal its contemporary and mysterious characteristics

at first glance it is a traditional dike house, a second look will reveal its contemporary and mysterious characteristics

the materials are traditional brick and slate

the materials are traditional brick and slate

section showing relation between the different levels and the surrounding landscape

section showing relation between the different levels and the surrounding landscape

view from the dike, which served as inspiration for the split levels in the interior

view from the dike, which served as inspiration for the split levels in the interior

situation of the house in between Moerkapelle and Zevenhuizen

situation of the house in between Moerkapelle and Zevenhuizen

different sight lines from the ground and first floor of the house

different sight lines from the ground and first floor of the house

connection between the different floors

connection between the different floors

living area

living area

the plot is more than 1 kilometer in length!

the plot is more than 1 kilometer in length!

traditional bricks with a contemporary pattern

traditional bricks with a contemporary pattern

sight lines through the entire house

sight lines through the entire house

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souterrain plan

souterrain plan

ground floor plan

ground floor plan

first floor plan

first floor plan

 

client
Robert-Jan & Inge

address
Noordeinde, Zevenhuizen, The Netherlands

completed
2014

contractor
Aannemingsbedrijf Middelwateringbouw B.V., Nieuwerkerk aan den IJssel

advisors
C.A.E. Nederland B.V., Peutz B.V.

role P·A
architect & interior architect

project photos
Ossip van Duivenbode