A Dutch villa: modern and in the middle of nature

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Sustainable, modern and design Dutch villa.

Project location Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Project type:         House
Neolith materials:     

Neolith Estatuario

Neolith Calacatta

Neolith Beton

Just outside Amsterdam, Netherlands is a breathtaking 700m² villa nestled in acres of lush green forest. A fresh, light and airy home where Neolith has been chosen as the main surface for each of the interior and exterior rooms.

 

Each of the house’s awe-inspiring interiors perfectly juxtapose modernity and tradition. With an eclectic yet elegant décor truly pop, yet maintain the contrast between novel and classical; marble-effect surfaces were specified for the floors and walls.

 

Two of Neolith’s popular designs, Calacatta and Estatuario were specified via Michel Oprey & Beisterveld (Neolith’s distributor in the region), for the walls and floors of nearly every room in the villa, and cleverly offset the brand’s take on poured concrete: the textured Beton Silk.

 

"Neolith is popular among homeowners in both city and countryside environments due to the numerous collections we offer and the material’s unique composition which makes it extremely durable and sustainable."

 

- Mar Esteve Cortés

 

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Journey to the centre of the hearth

The owners of this stunning residence wanted an urban space that would match the serene landscape that encircles it. They sought the expertise of renowned Dutch architects and interior designers, Jan des Bouvrie, (who is best known for his 1969 “kubusbank sofa”), and Dik Smeding, neither of whom are strangers to upscale residential projects; being the perfect candidates to create an exceptionally tasteful environment for the homeowners, which also serves as a tranquil space in which they can relax.

  

Bookmatched Estatuario Polished was used for the statement wall behind a glimmering, mirrored fireplace, drawing the eye to the centre of the room. The flooring of all three levels of the house: the lower ground floor, ground floor and first floor are covered in Beton which fits in perfectly with the urban design brief due to its cementitious design. Specified in Silk finish, the floor brings the outdoors ‘in’ while also providing some traction, preventing the risk of slipping.

 

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A bespoke bath

The homeowners were so taken by Neolith’s Classtone range that they decided to specify award-winning Calacatta in both smooth, Silk finish and glossy Polished finish for all five of their bathrooms. Polished was used for the walls, to give a reflective effect which opens up the space, and Silk finish for the floors.

 

The material was also endmatched in each bathroom. At first, this proved a challenge, due to the sloping walls, however Neolith’s fabricators in Amsterdam, Stone & Skills were able to cut the tiles for a perfect fit.

 

"When they reached out to us, we invited them to visit the immersive Neolith Urban Boutique (NUB) concept store in Amsterdam to view the various available colours and finishes."

 

- Marouane Babay
Stone & Skills.

 

Thrilled with the look and feel of the material, the homeowners also requested custom-made Neolith baths and wash basins as part of the bathroom renovation. This would create a holistically uniform, immersive space in each one.

Life is for living

But the highlight of the project is the application of Neolith between the living room and terrace. When the floor-to-ceiling windows are open, the home and garden become one continuous space, creating an illusion of fluidity.

 

The Beton Silk 6 mm thickness also was used for covering the existing terrace tiles, eliminating the need for additional labour to remove the old flooring. The material which was used indoors was also applied outdoors because of Neolith’s weatherproof properties.