Exterior, House Building Type, Gable RoofLine, and Wood Siding Material Located on a canal in a neighborhood outside central Amsterdam is the house Mark de Graaf and Sanne Wisman share with their three children. Architects Huib van Zeijl and Daniëlle Segers of Équipe based the pitched-roof house and shed on the local vernacular. "It’s a modern translation of a kid’s drawing of a typical Dutch house," says architect Huib van Zeijl.  Photo 2 of 13 in A Modern Take on the Pitched-Roof