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A modern home with rough and rugged materials like bricks and wood, also has a natural swimming pool.

Arno Schuurs and Paulien van Noort of design-build firm GetAway Projects BV, has shared photos of a new home they designed in Gorssel, The Netherlands.

The designers found a long, narrow, and uninviting plot with a shack on it that had been decaying there for years. The shack was removed and they decided to replace it with a new home that’s 65 feet (20m) long and 11 feet (3.5m) wide.

A modern home with rough and rugged materials like bricks and wood, also has a natural swimming pool.

The house is finished with Frake Noir, a thermally modified wood type with a dark brown shade, blending it into the surrounding nature. A large glass facade of 14 feet (4.5m) high opens to the garden and swimming pool.

A modern home with rough and rugged materials like bricks and wood, also has a natural swimming pool.

Outside the designers created a walled green garden full of bamboo and rhododendrons surrounded by large trees.

A modern home with rough and rugged materials like bricks and wood, also has a natural swimming pool.

The unheated natural swimming pool with a swim track of 42 feet (13m) has a helophyte filter (or sand filter) for purifying the water.

A modern home with rough and rugged materials like bricks and wood, also has a natural swimming pool.

The walls featured on both the inside and out are made of ‘misfires’, or bricks that have transformed into unusual shapes during the baking process.

The walls featured on both the inside and outside of this home are made of ‘misfires’, or bricks that have transformed into unusual shapes during the baking process.

The house is open plan with a raised lounge with a hanging wood burner fireplace.

The house is open plan with a raised lounge with a hanging wood burner fireplace.
The house is open plan with a raised lounge with a hanging wood burner fireplace.

Adjacent to the lounge is the kitchen with a wood bar.

A modern kitchen with a wood bar.
A modern kitchen with a wood bar.

Also on this level of the home is a bedroom with an open bathroom.

This bedroom has an open bathroom.
This bedroom has an open bathroom.
This bedroom with a brick wall has an open bathroom.

Hidden from view is a mezzanine with a large space suitable for three people to sleep in.

Hidden from view is a mezzanine with a large space suitable for three people to sleep in.
Hidden from view is a mezzanine with a large space suitable for three people to sleep in.
Photography by Kirsten Bos (Where She Goes)

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