Imagine a home that had the power to calm your senses and quiet your mind? Gezellige Huis—the newest design concept from the House of Sprouse—is just that.
This masterful arrangement of contemporary and traditional elements draws from both eastern and western influences, blending wabi sabi style with modern Flemish minimalism.
Gezellige Huis takes its name from the Dutch lifestyle philosophy, Gezelligheid. Abtly named, its style is as inimitable as Gezelligheid is untranslatable. An exercise in restrained elegance, Gezellige Huis offers a rare combination of sophistication and cozy comfort. Its understated luxury is evident in its inviting tapestry of natural materials, subtle textures and monochromatic palettes. These elements—in conjunction with simplified forms, sleek architectural lines and dramatic lighting—focus one’s attention on the essence of the interior spaces. The result is a timeless design imbued with warmth and authenticity that is truly, in a word, Gezellig.
On the exterior, Gezellige Huis combines a charcoal tile roof with a custom blend of limestone. Custom steel-framed doors and windows puncture the hand-plastered walls.
One of the many notable interior features of Gezellige Huis is the dramatic side entrance lobby atrium. Centered in this reception area is a four-sided fireplace—clad in steel, enclosed in glass, and suspended from the two-story ceiling above.
Hallmarks of Gezellige Huis’ distinctive style include tactile materials that have been left in their most natural state. Hand hewn beams in the grate room and live edge countertops anchor the bespoke Gaggenau kitchen.
French oak and Canadian birch in grayed out, white-washed or ebonized tones are combined with chiseled Belgian blue and grey limestone by way of large-format tiles and slabs.
Limewash paint in chalky versions of bone give walls a lived-in look and are an eco-friendly, breathable, natural finish. Textural concrete beton panels in flax and charcoal tones provide contrast.
Subtle nuances in color and movement are further seen in the solid earth-tones used to upholster oversized built-in seating. Craftsmanship and refined silhouettes are the traits of the architectural lighting fixtures and the extensive custom millwork throughout. Japanese Yews surrounded by a and a courtyard use of organic materials like bamboo and rattan align spaces with nature.
Are you ready to make this one-of-a-kind home your very own serene retreat?