Modern Luxury in the Middle of a Lake

Let’s start here: this cabin rental in Rotterdam doesn’t have an address. How’s that for getting lost in nature? Lake Island Cabin sits on an idyllic little island on a lake in Rotterdam, and you’ll have to take a little boat to get there. This is one of the main reasons why Arno Schuurs and Paulien van Noort of design agency Getaway Projects picked the spot.

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It all started with their hankering for something different. Tired of the banality of monotonous housing, the couple set sail on their very own housing adventure. Literally! They built Qrooz, a ship to live on—a perfect fusion of apartment, office, and holiday home—exploring their own country for a year before navigating it to Stockholm, where it was sold, but not before winning the Dutch Design Award in 2007 in the Best Consumer Design category.

Refreshed from their year of adventure, the couple made landfall in a house they designed and built, and it was from there that they embarked on their project of developing small holiday homes in sublime, unusual locations surrounded by nature.

The duo live and breathe their designs, as is felt in their vacation rentals. They inject not just their keen eye and expertise, but also their instinctive understanding of what it is to live well.

Lake Island Cabin is the very picture of modern luxury: essential yet indulgent, perfectly plugged into its natural environment, and anything but ordinary. Arno and Paulien are developing further properties in the Netherlands, and we are delighted to have three of their homes in the BoutiqueHomes collection.

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You can see all three homes by Getaway Projects here.

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