The Townhouse

The design is a contemporary variant of the ‘Dutch House’ in the tradition of the Delft canal house. Elements that characterize historic Delft canal houses are the pavement in front, the representative façade and a sober back facade.

The house is characterized by the ornate facade with the wavy eaves, with five oval openings underneath and a monumental, tile-covered bay window, which is placed like a brooch on the level of the entire street. The curved bay is placed against the façade as a ‘loose’ screen, allowing the light to flow into the room on the sides. The motif of a single tile refers to the location in the Prinsenhof in Delft, where Willem of Orange was murdered. With this tile a pattern has been designed that makes the house unique and anchored in the local culture and tradition.

Photography: Tom Croes
©Molenaar & Van Winden architecten