When the owners of this house in Ridderkerk bought the house adjacent to theirs, the size of their garden substantially increased (approximately 160 square metres). The garden is accessible via a flight of stairs, creating a strong connection between indoors and outdoors. Erik used lines to advantage in this garden design, adding strength and tension.
Warm ambience | The water feature with sleek and straight lines runs parallel to the house, adding a touch of elegance and serenity. The pretty piece of driftwood looks like a gift from Mother Nature. Even though a large part of the garden is paved, the wooden deck that floats like a runway adds warmth to the scene. Led illumination highlights architectural features, draws attention to the plantings and the multi-stem trees, and enhances the beauty – and safety – of the stairs.
Extending the seasons | A roofed wellness area offers the residents a soothing spa experience at home. The veranda contains a hot tub for a relaxing soak, built-in a deck in Indonesian teak wood. The rear panels of the veranda are in natural stone strips. Erik used the same material on the low wall in front of the hot tub, to keep it out of sight. The other side of the veranda is paved with large natural stone tiles. The redwood cedar wall and the fire pit table add a sense of warmth and wellbeing.
Lavish and leafy green textures – bamboo, ornamental grasses, … – create maximum visual impact, while a hint of red and purple adds some drama. Multi-stem Parrotia trees project a sense of strength and movement.