Villa Rotonda is a contemporary residence designed by Dutch studio Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten and located in southern Netherlands, in the province of North Brabant. You are looking at a home that displays an original architecture and a misleading one, if you were to judge by the traditional exterior, as seen from the street. The opposite facade (the one facing the garden) reveals a stunning modern design. Here is more from the architects: “On the street side, the house appears to be a variation on the archetypal Dutch residence, with a pitched slate roof and grey brick walls. On the garden side, that idea is toppled, and the atmosphere changes. The southern side of the house looks out onto the deep garden. Here, the façade is nearly completely transparent. Almost every room in the house faces the large garden. With the closed-off street-side façade guarding the rear of the house, it is possible to enjoy both utter privacy and light, open living. As such, with the design of the house, the two young architects have achieved an optimal combination of two worlds, modern and traditional, thereby proving that they are worthy of following in the footsteps of their predecessors in the office.We find this project witty, creative and most of all, safe. Don’t hesitate to drop a line and tell us if you agree.