An extensive renovation turned this historic farmhouse in the Netherlands into a vibrant meeting place that sources its food from local farms. Architecture firm Eek en Dekkers kept many of the original design features of the 1904 building, accentuating its rustic quality yet offering a series of modern amenities.


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The farmhouse is located in the Friesian town of Woudsend in the Netherlands. Surrounded by farms and mills, the project retains the rustic qualities of the original structure dominated by handicrafts, hipped wooden roof and brick walls. The architects kept the existing roof structure, removed the mezzanine floor, and created a large atrium that shows off the beauty of the historic roof.

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Currently functioning as a meeting place, the former farmhouse sources all its food locally– the milk and meat come from Frisian cows and the flour is sourced from the village mill.

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Via Archdaily

Photos by Thomas Mayer