This unique holiday project set in the beautiful eastern Netherlands forest, C House was designed by design studio Getaway Project. Family retreats can be found outside Rijssen, a town in the province of Overijssel, Netherlands. Unlike typical holiday homes, which are half hexagonal in shape, this log house gets its name from its distinctive C-shaped floor. Consisting of five distinct sections and their respective functions, this holiday home was created as a private retreat connected to the surrounding jungle environment.
Designers designed elevated bedrooms at either end of C House, all featuring en-suite bathrooms that provide visitors with a comfortable lounging area. These carefully crafted spaces offer privacy and serenity, allowing residents to immerse themselves in nature. Prepare yourself to enjoy the cool breeze from the forest to gaze at the swimming pool and tall grass outside, all presented from behind the bedroom.
Elevated interior design
The elevated kitchen area sits in the center of the house, framing beautiful views of the forest on either side. This central room serves as the heart of the home, providing a gathering place for friends and family. Applying an open concept, the kitchen blends with the surrounding environment so that residents can enjoy the beauty of nature while eating their favorite dishes. The house’s elevated position creates a vantage point and further delimits the space as a focal point. However, between the elevated spaces is the ground floor which features a smartly appointed dining area and comfortable seating areas.
The exterior is made of steel and wood
Being outdoors, C House’s exterior boasts a striking facade clad in Corten steel which has turned naturally a shade of red over the last few months. Corten steel not only adds visual interest but also offers durability from all weather conditions. Complementing this unique cladding, the window sills are finished in untreated Fraké wood. A wood known for its thermal modifying properties, Fraké wood is a favorite choice for Holiday Projects, both for its aesthetic appeal and function. The same type of wood is used for interior finishing, creating a harmonious and cohesive design throughout the home.
Connect with natural surroundings
In addition to the vast forest environment, C House is surrounded by a natural, unheated swimming pool which gives a relaxing impression. The pool has a 12 meter long swimming lane, so guests have ample space for a relaxing lap or refreshing swim. To ensure the purity of the water, the helophyte filter system, which consists of lava rock and bright yellow irises, is the top choice. This natural purification process not only contributes to ecological balance but also enhances a beautiful home atmosphere.