This beautiful little waterfront cabin is located in Gron, The Netherlands and was only recently completed by studio Lichststad Architecten. It’s designed to take advantage of the surrounding environment, the views and the landscape and has a small wooden deck and a dock extending out towards the lake, anchoring this holiday home to the ground in a really nice and organic way. The house has an asymmetrical shape, with a low pitched roof that gently extends on one side and forms a small overhang as the glazed walls fold inwards at the center.
The house has a peculiar and asymmetrical design but maintains clean and simple lines throughoutA small wooden dock extends at the back of the house
A strong connection with the surrounding environment was crucial for this design so the architects made sure to add large windows and openings to the house and to take advantage of the orientation and views in the best ways possible. The fact that the roof is flush with the exterior walls for the most part gives the house a really simple and uncomplicated look which in turn allows the focus to be on the beautiful scenery that surrounds it. Inside, each level has a different view and the spaces are connected by a metal staircase that splits into two sections. The concrete floor unifies the spaces and adds a modern-industrial twist to the decor.
The interior spaces have full-height windows and open onto wooden deck areas
The views are beautiful, especially from upstairsThe roofline extends down on one side, incorporating a more private section of the houseLarge windows allow lots of natural sunlight inside the house and also bring the outdoors inThe floors are connected by a metal staircase which splits into two sectionsAt night the house turns into a large luminary due to its large glazed surfacesThe origami-inspired staircase is actually very slender and doesn’t obstruct the views