Filling a lot space once occupied by a 1970s bungalow is a sleek, linear villa designed to pair homeowner privacy with open views of Netherlands’ woods. Architect Paul de Ruiter designed the Veenendaal home around three spaces catering to separate living functions. Closest to the street, the home’s eastern section is the home’s dining and entertaining space, which is framed by clean, white walls, dark wood flooring and pea green furniture and fixture accents. Traveling west through a connecting corridor space, the home’s gradient grows more intimate with a TV lounge, bedroom and bathroom. The rear of Villa Berkel is largely glass, and every room boasts direct views of a simple and stunning backyard garden. [via archdaily, photos by Pieter Kers]