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Chic interior design at Villa L, The Netherlands


Copenhagen and Rotterdam-based architectural practice, Powerhouse Company and Amsterdam-based architects RAU, have teamed up to create Villa L. The luxury designed property set in a forest can be found in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

According to the architects: The luxury villa was designed to fulfill the desires and needs of a young family, Villa L is set in the woods of central Netherlands, fully oriented towards the sun and the views on the garden. 
The luxury Amsterdam property is a spatially diverse residence where every floor has its own strong identity, creating a broad spatial spectrum within a unified whole.

A young family with three children asked Powerhouse Company and RAU to design a house that would fulfill their dreams: a paradox of a house that is simple yet surprising, open yet specific, minimal yet luxurious. 
Powerhouse Company, responsible for the design, resolved these contradictions with a house based on a radical differentiation of spatial experiences on three floors (of which one is subterranean). RAU embedded the sustainable strategy for the villa in the interior design. 

Three clear levels, with three very different characters and functionalities as a basis for family life to emerge.

“One level is for living, a generously open ground floor. A strip of serving rooms containing storage, toilets and stairs, provides easily access to the luxuriously open living spaces. The kitchen and living room have been designed to make the most of the south facing view. In close relation to this living area there are two studies located on the north side next to the entrance.

 The collection of rooms on the first floor provides space for sleeping and privacy. Set in a delicate roof garden, all the bedrooms are autonomous volumes crafted in their entirety from dark wood. They work like a village of cabins, providing intimacy and privacy. Each room is like a world of its own with private views over the natural landscape.”

Images courtesy of Christian van der Kooy


Assif is a luxury travel and design aficionado currently working as a BBC content producer. He holds an MA in journalism from the University of Leeds. He is partial to tea and cake - Yorkshire Tea Gold Blend please. His favourite trips include island hopping in the Seychelles, a mountain escape in Kashmir and getting lost in Hong Kong.

Assif is the current editor of Adelto Magazine. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @journolista.

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April 29, 2013 | Property | View comments

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