The Stripe House is a modest, mixed-use home in the Netherlands. Designed by GAAGA, this three story house is named for the horizontal stripes carved into the facade on three sides of the structure. The groves were hand-carved into the plaster, creating a unique display of craftsmanship. The ground floor of the Stripe House contains an office and patio. The second story houses the kitchen and living space; and the third floor contains the bedrooms. The structure has very few windows, but the windows it has are large and strategically placed.
The stripe house is sensibly designed, but not at all short on character. I love the hand-made facade; it gives the exterior of the home a warm, tactile nature. This home is simple and precise, and a lovely example of minimalist living.