Nicole Jewell

Ever Seen a Clay-Topped Farmhouse Built With Brick?

by , 08/07/14
filed under: Architecture, gallery



Bedaux de Brouwer, House Berkel-Enschot, architecture, locally sourced bricks, brick residential design, home design,

The red brick-clad home majestically sits at the foot of a long country lane with uninterrupted views of the lush greenery and expansive fields. The three-bedroom home is topped with a dramatically sloping roof covered with clay tiles meant to enhance the character of a traditional old farmhouse. An inviting timber porch leads into the open concept interior living and dining area. On the interior, a large floor-to-ceiling window sits on the northwest wall, allowing for enviable views of the natural scenery that surrounds the home. A glazed corridor was also installed at the back of the home, connecting the property to an existing barn used as storage.

Related: Modern House on the Prairie Complements its Natural Surroundings

Throughout the design and construction process, the architects’ main focus was to give the home a traditional, but elegant look that combines the local heritage with modern amenities, “The connecting element has been rendered in glass and wooden components to form a kind of transition between the old and new vocabulary,” explained architect Pieter Bedaux.

+ Bedaux de Brouwer

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Photography by Filip Dujardin

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