These kind of houses were frequently found near railroad crossings. Mostly in the province Noord-Brabant (southern Netherlands). Originally owned by the railroad company and ment for the signalman to live in. His job was to maintain his part of the railroad and keep the railroad crossing save. Some of those houses still exists although the trains has disapeared. Nowadays the houses are sold to all kinds of people.
This house is build in full stone for the main part and half stone for the smaller part and chimneys. Above the windowframes are segment arches with keystones. The roof is covered with old fashioned rooftiles and finished with gutters. The outskirts of the gutters were originaly made of wood. The real houses had a big cellar which is not included in this model.