A Beautifully Renovated Dike House in The Netherlands

Along the river Vecht, in a green and quiet environment, you will find beautiful detached houses and houseboats. One of these houses is this 19th-century Dutch dike house that can be accessed via a private bridge on the dike.

When the current owners bought the house a couple of years ago, it needed much love and attention. They wanted to retain the “old soul” of the 1865 house by paying attention to details and craftsmanship while also adding modern amenities to make it comfortable.

The shutters, the forged lantern in the glass above the front door, stylish cutting joints and brickwork, and the beautiful moldings showcase the craftsmanship and history of this lovely home. The interiors are modern and comfortable, with high-class materials and moody color accents.

historic dutch home
hallway with checkerboard floor tiles

Through the front door, you access a long hallway with half-painted black walls and a checkerboard floor.

moody living roo with bookcases and blue fireplace

The first room on the ground floor is decorated as a home office, and the guest room has its own bathroom. The walls in the room are painted in a moody gray tone, paired with a blue ceiling, fireplace, and bookcases.

blue painted ornate fireplace
moody bathroom with walk in shower

The bathroom is finished with marble and has a walk-in shower.

moody bathroom with round mirror
cozy television room with large rug

The left wing of the house is home to a grand living room with multiple seating areas. A large comfy sofa with a rug is placed in front of a custom television cabinet.

living room detail
living room seating

One wall is painted in a dark gray shade which adds a comfy atmosphere to the room.

arched floorlamp in living room
living room with dark gray walls

Double gray pocket doors can close the living room off from the grand kitchen in the back of the house.

spacious kitchen and dining room with dark wooden floor

The room in the back spans the entire width of the home and gives access to the garden, which has views of the river. The 47m2 room is designed as a large kitchen and dining room with a beautiful wooden floor laid in a herringbone pattern.

large kitchen and dining room
modern black kitchen cabinets with open storage

The sleek black kitchen cabinets are paired with Salvatori marble backsplash and composite worktops.

black kitchen with red accent chair
black kitchen detail
dining table
light attic bedroom with exposed beams

The current owners have decided to turn the entire first floor into a grand master bedroom with en suite bathroom.

loft bedroom with exposed beams

The master bedroom has the wow factor with beautiful curved wooden beams and dormer windows that offers views of the river.

exposed wooden beams in bedroom
bedroom with exposed beams and small home office

Even though this is a big room, the home office that they created here is a great idea for small spaces.

black and white bathroom

The en suite bathroom is stylish with a walk-in shower, rounded sink, and black fittings.

walk in shower with black fittings
bathroom with exposed beams
veranda dutch house
garden and veranda dutch house
dutch house with black shutters

The house is for sale at Funda