Düsseldorf-based interior architecture practice Falkenberg Innenarchitektur has taken an old holiday home from the 1950’s and completely rebuilt it with serenity in mind.  Nestled in the East Westfalia greenery (Germany) the House Rheder II sits beside the tranquil River Nethe.

To start, everything was removed but the floor slab and terrace that is cantilevered over the water. At only 300 square feet, this minimalist house uses steel framing and supports to accent the floor to ceiling facade and sliding door.  The timber deck on the water side of the house provides exceptional views of the Rheder country-side.

To add to the tranquility and to meld inside with out, a reflecting pool to the Southeast reflects onto the ceiling.  Each of the two small bedrooms and the bath feature skylights for even more nature-based calm. With minimalistic furnishings and its back-to-nature charm, this award-winning dwelling is made for escaping the hustle and bustle of modern living.