Robert van 't Hoff's fame rests almost entirely on his design for a villa for the Henny family. In 1922, when Robert van 't Hoff went into retirement in England at the age of 34, his built oeuvre added up to a handful of traditional houses and two modern villas. Illustrative of his traditional designs is the Løvdalla house of 1911. Built for his parents, it was inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement, with high gabled roofs and executed and detailed in traditional materials. In 1913, having read of the activities of Frank Lloyd Wright, Van 't Hoff decided to see this American architect's work for himself. On his return to Holland he designed in Huis ter Heide in 1915 the Verloop summer residence and the private house Henny.