A while ago we booked the Design Villa in Tonden to shoot new photos and film material for Noa Heem. Besides the fact that we love beautiful interiors, architecture and design, we also love to travel and discover new, unique places. Last summer we traveled to Puglia in Italy where we stayed in a beautiful house surrounded by olive trees (we will tell you more about that in an upcoming blog).
For all the travel lovers out there, we hope we get to travel abroad again in the near future! For now we would like to tell you about this special forest villa in the beautiful Gelderland, Tonden in the Netherlands.
Villa Tonden is an ideal place to escape from the hustle and bustle and be one with nature. The house was designed by the architect HofmanDujardin. They fit the house accurately in a clearing in the woods and gave it a characteristic shape.
The design has been well thought out. Not only is the house made as sustainable as possible, the finishing is also perfect! The shape of the house, the all-wood cladding, the large window frames and windows; absolutely an architectural masterpiece! In addition, the design takes into account the surrounding nature.
Whether you are in the kitchen, the living room or the bedroom; you are connected to nature everywhere here. When you lay down on one of the window benches, you can enjoy a cup of coffee, a book and the beautiful view over the meadow and the woods. A TV is certainly unnecessary here (and also not present).
Upon entering through the large glass front door, you walk directly from the hallway into the large living space. The living space has windows on three sides, allowing lots of sunlight in during the day. The ceiling in this room is very high and gives a wonderful open feeling. Because the wooden construction of the gable roof is visible, the height is emphasized even more. The room is the heart of the house and invites to extended family dinners and warming evenings by the fireplace!
Villa Tonden also has four bedrooms. The master bedroom is a real master bedroom with a private bathroom and a panoramic window so you can look straight into the woods from your bed! On the other side there is a bed box room for 4 persons and on the second floor you will find two double bedrooms.
On the first floor, in addition to a second bathroom, you will find the living room with a wood-burning stove and a spacious open kitchen. Around the house are two terraces with comfortable garden furniture, a hot tub, a fire pit and a hammock.
In short, Villa Tonden has all the features for a relaxing time with family and friends.
Pictures: Philip Heuser
Booking: Natuurhuisje Tonden