A beautiful vacation home that takes you away from all the rush and surrounds you with greenery, Villa Tonden in Netherlands by HofmanDujardin brings modern comfort to vernacular design that is all too common in this region of the world. This lovely holiday retreat was designed as an amalgamation of three individual units with traditional cabin form giving way to contemporary and a light-filled interior. With wood on the outside and modern finishes on the inside, one sees a perfect balance of different texture and elements. Large glass windows and sliding glass doors bring ample light into the open plan living area, bedrooms and even the bathroom. The world here seems like one large, woodsy setting!

Modern cabin in the woods in Netherlands combines three different units into one

In the open plan living area, one sees the kitchen, dining space and the small living area occupying the same larger ‘unit’ and wooden beams that offers structural support also bring visually exciting pattern. A large couch in blue and a wooden dining table take up most of the space in here with the kitchen workstation in the backdrop. Custom window seats and bunk beds are used to save wherever possible even as a modest outdoor area allows residents to enjoy quiet evenings as they take in the sights and sounds of surrounding forest.

Classic form of the traditional cabin combined with modern aesthetics to create a wonderful escape
Gorgeous natural canopy around the cabin adds to the charm of the escape
Living room, kitchen and dining area of the cabin with connectivity to the outdoors
Main bedroom of the house with sliding glass doors that lead into the woods
Sliding glass doors connect the interior of the cabin with the view outside
View of Villa Tonden by HofmanDujardin in Netherlands

The refuge offers a perfect escape where you can get away from constant big city rush and enjoy the charm of nature once again. You can do so without being constrained by usual walls that take away from connectivity with the outdoors! [Photography: Matthijs van Roon]

Window seat next to the large window allows those inside to enjoy the green landscape outside
Wooden ceiling beams add support to the structure while offering textural contrast to the interior
Bunk beds with large picture window on the opposite side offer lovely view of the outdoors
Floor plan of Villa Tonden by HofmanDujardin in Netherlands

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