Ruud Visser and Fumi Hoshino of RV Architecture, have recently completed ‘Barnhouse Werkhoven’, a contemporary barnhouse in the Netherlands, that’s been inspired by catalogue-homes. The architects’ mention, “most houses realised are catalogue-houses. Like cars, catalogue-houses are sold in different types. A popular catalogue-type is the Barn-house. This type has the appearance of a barn converted into a house. Like a barn, the Barn-house has a big gable roof and the construction is mainly made out of wood.”
The house sits on a triangular shaped lot, and to make the best use of the site, they positioned the house on an angle, allowing the home’s large windows to look out onto the big backyard.
Inside, the high gable roof allows plenty of natural light to flood the interior of the home through floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides of the open plan living room and dining room.
A curved wood wall flows from the front door and around to the kitchen. It also hides the laundry-room, toilet, cloak-room, and storage. Adjacent to the kitchen are stairs that lead up to a work area, two bedrooms, and a bathroom. Also be sure to check 15 creative modern wooden houses.