KDV Architects

Leliendaal residence at Commewijne river

The Leliendaal residence was specially designed for comfortable living in the tropics. It has rooms that are high and airy. It has large doors and windows open to the breeze. It has big porches and balconies for outdoor living , also ment to keep the house cool and shady, and to protect it against the rain. Its roof is high-pitched to prevent leaking during the heavy rain showers.


The soil near the river is soft and somewhat unstable. Therefore, the house was constructed in wood. Wood can handle with ease any small deformations in the soil. It just moves along with the soil. While a stone house will crack and break.


Henk Rutten


Leliendaal plantation, Commewijne

Start Project

Construction : 2009 – 2010

Project Finished


Total Floor Space

Ground floor : 227 m2 open usable space under the house


  • Philip DiklandĀ