Lime-washed brick and a black overhanging roof define this house, which was completed by Dutch studio Chris Kolaris Architects in a lush garden near Eindhoven, Netherlands.
Aptly called Lime Wash House, this house was designed for a family who wanted an intimate connection with their surrounding environment in the Soniuspark suburb of Son an Brueghel.
Chris Collaris Architects positioned the home in the center of the site and included generous openings to connect the home to the garden, which was landscaped by local studio Frank Heijligers.
The studio design fits three floors into what appears to be a two-story space, with open-plan living space on the ground floor, bedrooms on the first floor, and an attic study on the roof.
Large gable end walls clad in pale lime wash tumbled brick are combined with a large sandwich panel roof to exaggerate the proportions of the house.
“In conjunction with the addition of a large roof.” [and] Studio founder Chris Kolaris told Dezeen: “Details have been kept to a minimum, and the house looks familiar, yet strangely familiar. You can see the distinct forms, but the volume is more intense. ” he said.
The gardens surrounding Lime Wash House on all sides have been designed to provide a variety of environments in which to sit, play and relax. It can be accessed from 4 locations on the 1st floor.
“The layout of the garden is tied to the structure of the house,” says Coralis. “When water falls from the roof, it flows directly from the overhanging roof area towards the flower beds.”
The home’s entrance is located beneath the roof overhang, highlighting the timber underside and gutterless eaves.
Inside the Lime Wash House, a triple-height vaulted hallway leads to an L-shaped living space that houses the kitchen, dining room, and living room. Here, warm wooden joists line the ceiling.
Prioritizing the connection to the outdoors, the northwest corner of the house is completely open to connect the dining space to the outdoor terrace.
On the upper floors, the roof joists are expressed in the bedrooms and family bath.
The highlight of this home is the two-story dormer. It is shared between the bathroom and the study space above, with sliding windows at full height offering views of the lush garden.
Previous homes completed by Chris Collaris Architects in the Netherlands include a lakeside mansion clad in black-stained wood and a compact black house designed to stand out like a minimalist sculpture. Both are located near Amsterdam.
Cinematography by Tim Van de Velde.