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Seaside villa

Den Haag



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Spatial – interior design & realisation

Within walking distance of the dunes and beach of The Hague, this characteristic villa is situated in the residential Vogelwijk area. The owners were seeking more living space and a greater connection with the outdoors. They even considered relocating outside the city. The interior and garden design that Studio Wendy Mahieu realized for these clients had to convince them that they could stay in their current home without making any compromises on their living requirements.


The ground floor features an architectural box around the staircase, uniting the existing building and the extension. This also creates interesting sight lines that connect all the functional spaces within the house. Characteristic of the design is the cohesion between architecture, interior design and outdoor spaces. Skylights and generous glass sliding doors create an ideal interaction between inside and outside. Through the use of natural elements we enhanced the outdoor feel.


To create additional living space, the architect built an extension at the back of the house. The spatial openness after a wall breakthrough brings beautiful light into the house and allows the living kitchen and sitting area to flow seamlessly into each other. The ground floor gives the feeling of a conservatory, taking into account all the different wishes and needs of the residents.


The interior has been designed with a light and open atmosphere in mind. Essential is the relationship between natural materials, transparency and a muted palette of soft earthy tones that evoke a coherent and serene whole. With a balanced mix of layered textures and tonal hues, we brought depth and contrast to the design.

The architectural box is the spine of the house and makes sure that all functional spaces are connected and interact with each other.

In collaboration with FOAM architecten and Euroconstruct

Photography: Myrthe Slootjes