The Villa Hendrikx is a two-story building with traditional house floor plans according to designers from 70F Architecture. It is located in Almere, Netherlands, which was completed only a few years ago – in 2009. The modern architects decided to take a minimalistic approach to create and implement the interior design as well as the layout of the contemporary home. The stunning dream home features complete social and living spaces on the first level while all the private and sleeping areas are located on the upper level.
The modern home is divided into three main parts namely – the two-story main entrance of the building that faces the front garden, the patio and the adjoining hallway which served as the open area in between and the living space within the one-story building out at the heart of the lot.
The modern architecture is clad in the combination of yellow and white brickwork along with the mahogany window frames. I love how the designers made use of the floor to ceiling windows in this project. It is found throughout the property and it invited abundant natural light into the interiors of the home.
The first main part, which is the two-story block, houses the office with business entrance and bathroom as well as the storage and utility rooms. It is also provided with a sauna on the ground floor and this part of the house is one of my personal favorites. On the first level of this part have the bedrooms, shower rooms and bathroom design.
The volume has a spacious landing including the traffic space and the specific area where a cabinet wall was installed. This maximizes the space in the bedrooms in addition to the large workbench. The latter is the place where the kinds can do their homework and other projects or work on their computers. This is the place where the social contact between family members take place but aside from that parents can also supervise their kids. The bedrooms or any other rooms in this two-story volume are not street-oriented, which means to say that privacy is maximized and emphasized.
The entryway to the house is located at the second main part, which connects the hallway between the tall office/sleep part and the low residential part. The entryway houses the stairs on the first floor and a cloakroom is located towards the living quarters.
The third main part is divided further into three parts. The first part is the dining/TV area oriented towards the east side of the garden. The second part is the the great kitchen that was built in two long volumes which separate the living from the dining rooms. Above the kitchen is a glass room to invite more natural light and this part also has the indoor/outdoor fireplace. The living room is the third part which faces the patio and backyard that partly covered the terrace facing south.
The division of the entire home into various parts proves to be inspirational in more ways than one. The various functions created multiple, interrelated blocks and the interconnection made the house fully integrated within the lot. The large glass panes, sharp lines of interior design and the stunningly beautiful landscape completed the package.
Posted by JackieAzuela at 24 September, 2012