Dutch firm Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten recently completed House Berkel-Enschot, a brick structure that connects to an old, existing barn. The new house is built within a tree-filled, rural landscape surrounded by a series of old farmhouses and barns, making this modern interpretation of a classic longhouse a gem in the countryside.

House Berkel Enschot by Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten in main architecture  Category

Clearly the roof is a stand-out feature in the design with bold, sloped angles that lead to a chimney.

House Berkel Enschot by Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten in main architecture  Category

House Berkel Enschot by Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten in main architecture  Category

House Berkel Enschot by Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten in main architecture  Category

Most of the structure may be a red brick, but glass was also an important material when designing the home. Glass and wood were used to connect the new structure with the barn, forming a smooth transition between old and new.

House Berkel Enschot by Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten in main architecture  Category

House Berkel Enschot by Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten in main architecture  Category

House Berkel Enschot by Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten in main architecture  Category

The architects wanted a design that would work well within the landscape and existing structures, while also providing gorgeous framed views of the greenery outside.

House Berkel Enschot by Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten in main architecture  Category

Floor-to-ceiling windows make the rooms feel larger, letting the perimeter almost disappear as you gaze to the outside.

House Berkel Enschot by Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten in main architecture  Category

House Berkel Enschot by Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten in main architecture  Category

House Berkel Enschot by Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten in main architecture  Category

Photos by Filip Dujardin.