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Exquisite makeover of a rustic home into a trendy residence

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It is always exciting to see a traditional old bungalow get a modern facelift! The remodeling of this quaint residence by the architects at Ottenvaneck Architecten & Vormgevers was done in a contemporary style while retaining some of its original features. First built in 1968, the charming old house takes on a fashionable new look after the makeover by its new residents, transforming it from serenely rustic to stylishly modern! Let’s take the tour!

​Before: old-world look in front.

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OTTENVANECK architecten & vormgevers

Oorspronkelijke voorgevel voor de verbouwing

OTTENVANECK architecten & vormgevers

A wholly rustic closed design faces the street. The brick faade looks private, solid and traditional.

​After: modern chic.

What a brilliant makeover! The facade is bright, elegant and fashionable. As in the original facade, this is a closed look designed to maintain privacy on the open street.

​Before: the rustic rear.

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OTTENVANECK architecten & vormgevers

Oorspronkelijke achtergevel voor de verbouwing

OTTENVANECK architecten & vormgevers

The back of the house adjoins the backyard in a cozy L-shape. The multiple windows create a friendly and welcoming ambiance and the overall effect is that of rustic warmth. The building looks comfortable but shows signs of wear and tear.

​After: birch tree facade.

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OTTENVANECK architecten & vormgevers

Looppad als ontsluiting van de achtertuin

OTTENVANECK architecten & vormgevers

Another look at the renovated facade reveals an astonishing fact – the wall is composed of panels that are cleverly designed to give the appearance of a forest of elegant birch trees! What a unique way to commune with nature and to ingeniously preserve privacy without impeding the entry of natural light!

​After: trendy backyard.

The original L-shaped structure has been extended to include a smart patio and a neat gravel path bordering a manicured lawn. Sliding glass doors give the residence a trendy look and the open-plan design smoothly integrates the interiors with the outdoors.

​After: a kitchen to remember.

Centrally situated at the junction of the two arms of the L-shape, the kitchen is a modern delight! Opening the sliding glass doors will seamlessly extend the kitchen to the patio—what an ideal setting for an outdoor party or barbecue!

​After: a cozy patio.

One of the highlights of the makeover is the sheltered patio, enabling the residents to enjoy the outdoor environment no matter what the weather!

​After: stylish accessories.

A modern house requires a modern decor! The design team opted for contemporary accessories like this decorative wooden clock that strikes such a fashionable note on the wall!

​After: a sleek sitting arrangement.

This long slatted bench perfectly complements the neat backyard and the trim look of the house.

​After: a fiery touch.

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OTTENVANECK architecten & vormgevers

Open gashaard, vloerkleed op maat met kleurverloop

OTTENVANECK architecten & vormgevers

The contemporary black cut-out of a fireplace in the middle of a gleaming white wall takes the style quotient to another level! Teamed with a plush carpet and a snazzy armchair with matching stool, this space reflects the amount of careful planning that has gone into this beautiful home!

Ottenvaneck Architecten & Vormgevers have skilfully executed the beautiful transformation of a traditional rustic house to a contemporary dream with exemplary style! Here's another makeover story - An apartment with no future, gets a stunning make-over

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