Renovated and redesigned by Rotterdam’;s Maxwan Architects, this residence on the Dutch seaside originally dates back to 1938. A standard and artistic residence built in regional style, its brick building and thatched roof had deteriorated over the decades, and was in require of a significant overhaul. The present residents decided to do a lot more than just repair it, nonetheless, and enlisted Maxwan to totally transform their abode into a comfortable and spacious contemporary villa. At the very same time, they wished to hold the beauty and character of the old residence alive, and the resulting dwelling balances those differing desires with elegant style. The white-painted brick and overall structure of the residence has remained the very same, with new support structures to guarantee that it will final an additional century. Even so, two new additions and a slew of a lot more subtle contemporary touches have brought the residence in line with modern day style ethos even though integrating it with much more traditional influences.
The house rewards from an interior that is almost 100 percent new, with sleek fixtures and a bright, airy color scheme. Its two additions, particularly, are filled with light from their glass walls and skylights. A modern day sculptural railing has been added to the upper portion of its central staircase, placing the crown on the home’;s principal transit region. The attic has seen significant interest as properly, with the renovations taking benefit of its beautifully cut timber and charming triangular shape to generate even far more usable space. Like on the outside, the interior balances components that are original to the property (such as the prevalence of wood finishes) with brand new amenities.
The home began out as a classic Dutch loved ones residence constructed in the early 20th century, but has been thoroughly created over with two ultramodern additions and a full interior reinvention. It retains its charm although allowing its owners all the amenities of a modern life.
The dwelling’;s first addition is a grey concrete-covered kitchen which extends forward from the front of the building, defined by a lengthy uninterrupted window that provides a peek back by way of the house’;s primary floor.
In addition to glass doors and side windows, the kitchen addition also includes a row of skylights extending its complete length. Even on pretty cloudy days, enough light enters via all this glass area for artificial light sources to be unnecessary.
Several of the additions and renovations permit for sightlines all the way by way of different spaces and out to the property on the other side, integrating every corner of the spacious residence.
The rear of the Dutch dwelling, taller than the front since of the lot’;s downward slope, also has a contemporary addition of its personal. This 1 is even much more glassy and more visually dominant than the kitchen, a squared-off contrast to the curving walls about it.
Numerous of the windows of the property have been made each wider and taller than they as soon as have been all of them have been re-framed with sleek metal borders to accent the present-day alterations to the style.
The rear addition requires up space when held by a portion of the rear deck, so its borders and elevation are seamlessly integrated in the transition from indoor to outside living space.
The glass-walled living area on the rear of the creating aids to significantly open up the major floor, and white-painted walls full the visual impact to additional expand it in contemporary fashion.
Like in the kitchen, a strip of skylight brings in even a lot more light to the living area. Right here that light is even a lot more critical due to the significant overhang of the room’;s roof.
Back at the front, the positive aspects of large-window building can genuinely be noticed. The combination of massive windows, glass doors, and the skylight strip have integrated the kitchen into the home about it and brought the basic environment around it in line with its ultramodern decor.
Yet another advantage of each addition is elevated access to porches and decks which previously only had a single entry point. Both new sections of the principal floor have an exterior door on either side.
The central passage of the home is this staircase stretching via all 3 of its floors. The upper portion of the staircase is new, covered in an enticing metal mesh with stretched, organic patterns.
Even the steeply arched leading portion of the house has plenty of space for private regions, and is a single of the most exciting points of the design and style due to its A-frame architecture.