Soeters Van Eldonk
This thatched house is a cross between a traditional Noord Holland sheep pen and the Amsterdam School architecture frequently used in detached houses in Bergen. A key design determinant was the presence of a large tree in the middle of the site. To accommodate it, the garage and house were physically unhitched but visually linked by the smooth curve of the roof with its horizontal copper strips. On the street side the solid thatched roof predominates; on the garden side is a fully glazed wing of living spaces set square to the main volume. A few years later Soeters realized behind the Luyt house a second villa (Wiertdijkje 18), its inverted pyramid forms clad in wood and zinc.