Hidden deep within the woods in the eastern part of the Netherlands, a striking C-shaped retreat has recently been completed. GetAway Projects has designed the innovative residence, named the C House, as a recreational escape for up to six people to enjoy. Paying homage to its name, the half-hexagonal structure blends functionality, aesthetics, and sustainability, all within its 100-square-meter (approx. 1076-square-foot) design.
The design is arranged into five sections, seamlessly blending the living, dining, and sleeping quarters. The raised kitchen makes up the center section, with the dining room and living room flanking it at a slightly lower level. Both ends house the bedrooms and bathrooms, elevated above the connecting rooms.One of the most notable features of the C House is its unheated natural swimming pool that spans 12 meters (approx. 40 feet), allowing residents and guests to immerse themselves in the tranquil water. A helophyte filter, with lava stones and yellow irises, ensures the purity of the water, creating an oasis amidst the green forest.Clad with Corten steel, the house boasts a rusty red hue that evolves over time, creating a striking contrast against the lush green surroundings.Untreated Fraké wood, renowned for its thermal modification properties, graces the window sills, accentuating the natural aesthetic. Once inside, you’ll spot the same warmth and texture, as the Fraké wood continues through the interior finishes.A wooden deck surrounds a brick patio used for dining and gatherings. A raised platform adjacent to the brick creates an outdoor bar that connects to the kitchen via open windows.The raised outdoor bar is set up to serve guests drinks and snacks while maintaining connection and conversation.Windows and sliding glass doors run along the inner and outer part of the “C” shape making the narrow footprint appear more open.The C House resides in a private, 5,500-square-meter (approx. 60,000-square-foot) majestic forest within a larger forest, allowing guests to fully immerse themselves into nature.Photos by Kirsten Bos (Where She Goes).