For a young family with three kids we renovated a heritage-listed townhouse right in the middle of Amsterdam’s medieval canal-belt city centre. The house presented a deep and narrow double-height volume with an internal balcony in its midsection, concluded with a patio at the back side.
Our renovation focused on enhancing the double-height space. By removing the old staircase, we aimed to transform this space into the new heart of the house, where a long dining table sits next to the kitchen, allowing for family engagement and get-togethers.
A bright and uncluttered space with some playful accents that conveys modern and relaxed living.
For this project, it was paramount to honor the historical legacy of the house by restoring the original wooden floors on the ground level, removing the subsequent layers of gray paint, sanding and treating them back to its original luster with new balustrades made to match.
In stark contrast we then gave the kitchen a more contemporary changeover with upcycled oak cabinets and white elements, concrete, geometric floor tiles and beton cire walls that helped us adding irregularity to the surface.
Moving up to the first and second floors, we covered them exclusively in a textured sisal carpet, affording a natural and organic feeling.