This small recreational house designed by 2by4-architects in Loosdrechtse, The Netherlands, has everything: a remote location, stunning surroundings and all the comfort one needs when being away from home. An inspiring mix of glass, wood and steel led to the development of a modern dwelling that provides a genuine feeling of escape.
Flexibility is one of the defining elements of the Island House, allowing indoor and outdoor spaces to interconnect. One of the glass facades can be completely removed opening up the living zone towards the terrace. Moreover, according to the architects, “the dark wooden facade can be folded open, creating a panoramic view to nature. By opening this part of the facade the wooden floor of the living area is now directly connected to the water enabling the inhabitants to access the lake from the living room”. Interior design is minimalist, yet it meets all functional requirements of the clients.