The holiday home Takomst (Frisian for future) in the Dutch town of Ijlst combines traditional Frisian architecture with modern elements and sustainable construction. The rear building, with its modest wooden facade, reflects the shape of the front brick building and is connected to it by a room fully glazed on one side. At the centre of the house you will find the kitchen with a large dining area. The rooms on the ground floor (several lounge areas and a further dining room) are connected by smooth transitions. As a result, you have open views inside the house as well as a wide view outside across the canal and over green meadows. Grey screed flooring, leather and natural-colured felt, and plenty of light-coloured wood give each room a bright and homely feel.
The bedrooms are located on several floors of the front house as well as in the attic of the rear house. This layout also makes the house ideal for a holiday with friends or accompanying grandparents.
What to do
The house is situated on the Eleven Cities Tour directly at the water. It has its own jetty and an electric boat with which you can take tours through the historic city of IJlst with typical gardens and historic houses. The area can also be easily explored by bike.
Why we like this house
A spacious house that combines tradition, modernity and sustainability and is beautifully situated between the historic centre of the city and the wide polder landscape, with water on both sides
This house is great for
Holidays with family and friends.
|Region/Town||NL – Netherlands, Friesland, IJlst|
|Name||De Takomst IJlst|
|Scenery||on the outskirts of a small village surrounded by fields and waterways|
|Number of guests||10 people|
|Design||Jan Giezen (architect), Artes Groningen|
|Awards||Nominated Vredeman de Vries Architectuurprijs 2012|
|Architecture||Old & new|
|Criteria||1-4 (house/apartment), 1-6 (house/apartment), 1-8 (house/apartment), 8+ (house/apartment), Family, Garden, Lake/river|
|Same Partner||Werf IJlst Sinnehúskes|
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