Piet Boon assigned this houseboat – moored in a unique, tranquil spot in a typically Dutch landscape – a minimalist look with a simple ambiance and character in keeping with the landscape. This is why he opted for the bold shape of a two-story box, which was achieved despite strict building regulations that dictated its height. The exterior functions as a shell-like enclosure when the shutters are closed. The patio doors open, creating a large space with a beautiful ‘open living’ feel. On the sides, which have an uninterrupted view over the water, high floor-to-ceiling glass windows can be fully opened, creating a magnificent connection with the surrounding landscape.