A Thatched Roof And An Indoor Slide Give This Home Plenty Of Unique Character

A Thatched Roof And An Indoor Slide Give This Home Plenty Of Unique Character

Arjen Reas Architecten has designed a modern house in Benthuizen, a village in the Netherlands.

The house, which was completed for a fun and adventurous family, has some unique design features that give it an interesting personality.

A modern house with a thatched roof and black-finished wood.
A modern house with a thatched roof and black-finished wood.

The exterior of the house is covered in thatch, which runs vertically down from the rooftop and along the sides of the house. The thatched roof is contrasted by wood with a black finish.

The exterior of this modern house is covered in thatch, which runs vertically down from the rooftop and along the sides of the house. The thatched roof is contrasted by wood with a black finish.
The exterior of this modern house is covered in thatch, which runs vertically down from the rooftop and along the sides of the house. The thatched roof is contrasted by wood with a black finish.
The exterior of this modern house is covered in thatch, which runs vertically down from the rooftop and along the sides of the house. The thatched roof is contrasted by wood with a black finish.

Inside the home, the furnishings have been kept minimal, while large sliding doors open the living room to an outdoor patio that’s been set up for alfresco dining.

Inside a modern home, the furnishings have been kept minimal, while large sliding doors open the living room to an outdoor patio that's been set up for alfresco dining.
A modern home with an outdoor dining patio.

Adjacent to the living room is the open plan dining room and kitchen. Black has been used on the wall and ceiling to define the dining room, while the kitchen has a wood slat backdrop that acts as a safety barrier for the stairs.

A modern home with an open plan dining room and kitchen. Black has been used on the wall and ceiling to define the dining room, while the kitchen has a wood slat backdrop that acts as a safety barrier for the stairs.

A fun element in the form of a wood slide is a quick way to reach the living spaces from the upper floor of the home.

A fun element in the form of a wood slide is a quick way to reach the living spaces from the upper floor of the home.

Also on the main floor of the home is a secondary living room with a large window that provides ample natural light and views of the garden.

A modern living room with a large window that provides ample natural light and views of the garden.

Upstairs, there’s an open hallway that connects to the bedrooms and shows the top of the slide.

A modern house with an open hallway that connects to the bedrooms and shows the top of an indoor wood slide.

The master bedroom has windows that match the roof line and a freestanding bathtub.

This modern master bedroom has windows that match the roof line and a freestanding bathtub.

In the bathroom, there’s black stone on the walls that provides a contrasting element to the white vanity.

In this modern bathroom, there's black stone on the walls that provides a contrasting element to the white vanity.

In a child’s bedroom, there’s a rock-climbing wall that allows for access to a small lofted area.

In this modern child's bedroom, there's a rock climbing wall that allows for access to a small lofted area.
Photography by Luc Buthker
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