The private house is situated in the heart of Oisterwijk’s leafy forest, on a plot bordered by two fens: the Speyckven and Brouwkuip.
The National Trust formulated architectonical preconditions for building a private house on such a unique location on the south border of Oisterwijk. They requested a modest and sober shape, as a reference to the architectonical archetypes that are characteristic for Brabant’s countryside.
In the 27 meters wide, linear building volume, all functionalities have been chained to form a straight line through the garden. The façade facing the avenue is relatively closed, the façade facing the garden mostly open.
Both the outer walls and the saddled roof have been covered in black, stained, wooden boards. This specific use of material is a memory and reference to the forest barn that previously sat on this plot. The interior of this remarkable house, almost entirely made out of wood, has been designed by Architectuurstudio INA MATT. The garden and landscape design is made by MTD Landschapsarchitecten.
The design offers an exceptional way of living: an open plan with added functionalities. The various functions have been linearly chained. The design of the house is such, that the forest and all seasons can be experienced at their best. At the same time, the house offers the desired comfort and security in this unique spot.