The Van Schijndel House

Pieterskerkhof, Netherlands

The Van Schijndel House (1992) is a true signature house wherein every aspect, including most of the furniture was designed and built by Mart van Schijndel himself. The architect’s vision and key concepts of light, color, space and furniture design make this impressive house stand out as a Gesamtkunstwerk. Although he only had 175 square meters to work with, van Schijndel made it feel seemingly larger by the impressive use of light and color. In 1999, the Van Schijndel House was included in the Utrecht Municipal Historic Buildings Register due to its special architectural value, making the house the youngest architectural monument in Holland.