This contemporary home was designed by WHIM Architecture and is located in Burgh-Haamstede, The Netherlands. The most impressive architectural detail is its 20 meter long glass facade that offers expansive views and connects the interior living areas to the outdoors while also letting natural in.
The living room, kitchen and dining area benefit from these beautiful views while the rest of the interior spaces are organized around a central courtyard. This open space at the core of the house is an ideal outdoor living and entertainment area.
The central courtyard also allows natural light to penetrate the adjacent spaces through the glass walls and, combined with the expansive glass facade, the interior is very bright and airy overall. In addition, the open space concept further emphasizes the spaciousness of the social areas.
The sloped roof offers the living area a double-height ceiling, creating the illusion of more floor space. The views were an important factor that determined the overall design of the house. The architects made sure they maximized them while also using sustainable features such as extra insulation, rooftop solar panels, a heat pump and two fireplaces.