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Sonneveld House is the magnificent white villa next to the Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAi), at the corner of Jongkindstraat and Rochussenstraat in Rotterdam. It is a monument of the Dutch functionalist style (‘Het Nieuwe Bouwen’), designed in 1933 by the architects Brinkman en Van der Vlugt, famous for the Van Nelle Factory in Rotterdam. Sonneveld House is one of the best preserved residences in the Dutch functionalist style.
It has been an annex of the NAi as a museum house since 24 March 2001. Here, you can find out more about this special house; about its history, its residents and the restoration and refurbishing process.
The villa has been furnished with both original as well as new Gispen chairs and lamps, and with colourful hand-printed fabrics of Metz & Co. The walls are painted in the original colour scheme of artist Bart van der Leck which, among others, includes ormolu, blue and green.
The villa is equipped with the latest technical gadgets, such as a hydro-massage shower with 10 jets, a lift for the shopping and an in-built radio system. Visitors are free to wander throughout the residence.