Villa Out of the Box is a 2016 project located on the edge of Zoetermeer, next to the Bentwoud Park in the Western Netherlands. Designed by Arjen Reas Architecten, this rustic and robust building is light and spacious with a contemporary interpretation of the rural surroundings for its design. This villa looks like an old barn as a well-tailored suit the house adapts to meet the needs of the owners.
A contemporary interpretation of the rural surroundings is the design of this villa, inspired by the local building typology. The villa also closes itself off from the nearby busy street and it only opens up to the garden via designed terraces. According to the owners’ wish, this villa is spacious and light that resembles an old barn as the main core.
The villa has a recessed thatch roof and a black timber exterior. A strong contrast to the barn can be created by the extensions for the garage, study, and kitchen dinner. The sleek white boxes are interconnected to each other by a robust white wooden beam. Due to these boxes’ specific layout, the outside spaces are formed with some unique characteristics to allow the owners to enjoy the gardens every day.
There are large openings in the wooden facade, creating a smooth transition between the interior and terraces. It also floods the house with warm natural light. This villa interior is characterized by a large degree of spaciousness and providing diversity and providing at the same time. The large kitchen dinner is connected to the main living area and an element of surprise is created, adding to the space feeling inside the interior.
The design of this villa is made as a well-tailored suit the house adapts to the needs of its inhabitants effortlessly. It is above all a home, a perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine at the large kitchen island, sunbathing on one of the terraces, or relaxing in front of the fireplace. Villa Out of the Box is a home in which to enjoy life.