Classic and Modern Dutch House Design

There is a sense of self-interest in Dutch-style houses. This is inseparable from the history of this country that used to be related to the Kingdom of the Netherlands for centuries. 


Until now, we can still find some buildings left by the Dutch government with a distinctive colonial architectural design in various regions in Indonesia. But beyond that, actually, the architecture of Dutch houses has a variety of styles, not exposed to the design of buildings present in the Archipelago.


Viewed chronologically, Dutch architecture had a significant impact in three eras. The first is a design that appeared in the 17th century when the Kingdom of the Netherlands was in its prime. 


Dutch-style houses in Indonesia come in this period style. Then the second is the design of a Dutch house in the era of modernism in the 20th century. The latter is a design that exists today created by contemporary Dutch architects. In this article, we will discuss two types of Dutch-style houses. 


The first variety is a terraced house or row house with a look that you can see in the picture of a Dutch-style house above. And the second is a house with colonial Dutch architectural design. Let's take a look at the two Dutch house designs below!


Terraced House in the Netherlands

Classic and Modern Dutch House Design


In urban planning and architecture, the term terraced house or row house houses adjacent to each other have a uniform design with walls attached. This residential area has a medium-density level. Such houses appeared in continental Europe in the 16th century.


The terraced house model is not typical in the Netherlands alone. You can find terraced houses in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and other European countries.   But the variety of this house is felt like a house that feels very Dutch. This is because the majority of Dutch people live in this model house. 


Of the 17 million dutch population, 10 million have terraced houses as residences. Looking at the design, Dutch-style houses like this many have a distinctive look in the form of typical colors of industrial houses, like the natural color of red brick on the facade walls, wide window openings, and a pointed triangular roof.


Dutch Colonial Revival House Design

Classic and Modern Dutch House Design


The design of the second Dutch house is a modern colonial Dutch style house, more precisely called the Dutch Colonial Revival style. This design house is a model of the house established by Dutch colonists on American soil, especially in New Jersey and New York. 


Dutch Colonial Revival-style house basically has a similar design to the classic colonial Dutch house, whose appearance is different. Dutch Colonial Revival is a re-livelihood of the previous colonial style in the early 20th century.


The classic colonial Dutch style house is a residential architectural style with the main characteristic of a gambrel roof with a curved roof shape along with the house. While the Dutch Colonial Revival style itself is a modern version of the classic colonial design. Dutch Colonial Revival is a subtype of the more common colonial revival style. 


You can imitate this residence, especially if you are interested in colonial houses that are so thick with artsy nuances. A touch of colonial style can make the house look more unique but still impress homey and comfortable.


Characteristics of Modern Colonial Dutch House

Classic and Modern Dutch House Design


The characteristic feature of this classic colonial Dutch-style house is a gambrel roof. A gambrel roof is a roof model consisting of two sides with two ramps on each side. Ramps near the top of the roof have wide angles, while lower slopes have steep corners.


This typical Dutch house with a gambrel roof has the advantage of making it more accessible. With the design of the building, homeowners can have 2nd-floor space without having to build a house with 2-story building construction.


Next to the roof of the gambrel model, the Dutch Colonial Revival style house has other characteristics in the form of windows that Yurok on the roof.


Here are the characteristics of Dutch Colonial Revival style house:

  • The house consists of 1 and a half floors or 2 floors
  • The side of the house is usually from boards or shingles (stones and bricks are also used, although less often)
  • The chimney is located at the end/edge of the roof
  • The facade shape is usually symmetrical (the entrance of the house can be on edge)
  • Round window shape at the end of the roof
  • The home is under the roof that juts out the front
  • 8x8 windowpane
  • The presence of windows on the roof
  • There is a pole or pillar on the porch of the house on the driveway


Well, after we see the terraced houses and Dutch Colonial Revival houses, it can be known that these design houses have an attractive look and design. Are you curious about Dutch-style houses in Indonesia? Below we have summarized one housing project in Bandung with Dutch-style design.


Dutch Style House Bandung in Grand Cinunuk

Classic and Modern Dutch House Design


Dutch house designs with unique characteristics and charming beauty often become an inspiration in building a residence in the country. Moreover, looking at the history of Indonesia that is closely related to the Netherlands. There is a particular interest for Indonesian people in Dutch-style houses.


Examples of Dutch-style houses can be found in the Grand Cinunuk housing complex in the cileunyi area, Bandung. This Dutch-style house Bandung is the first to be present in the East Bandung area. This housing uses typical Dutch architecture as its inspiration.


In the picture of the rows of units of Grand Cinunuk house above, the design of the Dutch terraced house is seen in the selection of brick wall construction and the facade of the house, without being coated with plaster and paint. 


The industrial nuance can be felt strongly by looking at this house. The shape of the roof that tastes and the distance between houses attached next to each other is also a feature of the design of the Dutch-style terraced house.


Meanwhile, the colonial design is also presented on the type of Grand Cinunuk house unit. We can see the presence of windows on the roof and the entrance on the side of the house. With a touch of Dutch-style house design like that on every house offered, it is natural and fitting if this Grand Cinunuk Housing has the nickname "Bandung Residence Dutch Taste."


Modern Dutch Style House in Bandung

Classic and Modern Dutch House Design


Grand Cinunuk is a residential complex with a touch of Dutch house design combined with modern house design. If you like the combination of traditional Dutch houses with modern houses, this residence can be an option. This unique combination creates a beautiful dwelling that is viewed and has the optimal function of the room. 


Here are some of the advantages of Dutch-style house design in Grand Cinunuk:

  • Have attic room, additional space on the roof of the house
  • High ceilings for good air circulation
  • Efficient modern staircase
  • Bright bathroom by natural light
  • Cross ventilation system

If you are interested to find out more information about this typical Dutch house in Bandung, you can visit the Grand Cinunuk page.

Well, that's the information about the dutch terraced house, Dutch Colonial Revival house, and Dutch-style house in Bandung as an example of Dutch house in the country. 

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