Transformation of a 1960s home to a modern villa

The Netherlands

Features existing home

The dated home of our clients is located in the beautiful area of ​​Heilig Landstichting in The Netherlands. The house is characterized by an elongated facade and has a subdued appearance at the front. Due to a low gutter and ridge height, and the broad design, the house closely resembles a barrack. The front garden runs down considerably towards the rear so that the two floors are clearly visible. Structurally the house is in a good condition.

The design

In the design we took care to preserve as many constructive elements as possible. The existing sloping roof is removed and the outer walls are extended further up to the existing ridge height. This gives the house a clear height of 3.5 to 4 meters on the top floor. Everyday life takes place on this floor where the kitchen and sitting room with the beautiful view of the leafy garden are situated. At the lower, cooler, building level are the bedrooms.

Raising the exterior walls adds more grandeur to the front of the house. Visual tension to the facade is boosted by playing with different heights and depths, such as pushing back the entrance.

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Features existing home

The dated home of our clients is located in the beautiful wooded area of ​​Heilig Landstichting, near Nijmegen. The house is characterized by an elongated facade and has a subdued appearance on the front. Due to the low gutter and ridge height and the wide design, the house is very similar to a barrack. The garden at the front runs considerably to the rear so that the two floors at the rear are clearly visible. The house is structurally in a good condition.

The design

The design takes into account the retention of as many constructive elements as possible. The existing sloping roof is removed and the outer walls are extended further up to the existing ridge height. This gives the house a free height of 3.5 to 4 meters on the top floor. On this floor life takes place like the kitchen and sitting room with the beautiful view to the leafy garden. On the lower, cooler, building layer are the bedrooms.

By raising the exterior walls the house gets more grandeur on the front. By playing with different heights and depths, such as putting back the entrance bar, more tension is placed in the façade.