Renovation residential farmhouse

Location: Central Netherlands
Surface: 240 m2
Activities: Concept design to Final design, building application interior and exterior, tender documents, working drawings, execution supervision, aesthetic execution supervision, project management, delivery
Start of construction: September 2019
Project completion: May 2020
Photography: Wouter van der Sar

This former cowshed has been transformed into a comfortable residence, primarily used as a second home. In the process, the characteristic wooden construction details have been kept fully in sight to preserve the monumental character of the former stable.

The monumental building is fully insulated and double-glazed. The steel stable windows were replaced with cast aluminum frames, which allowed double glazing while retaining the original slender posts.

The green surroundings and landscape inspired the installation of a large glass facade with steel frames in the rear facade. Located on the north side, the facade brings in pleasant natural light without heating up the house from sunlight. From the living room there is a view over the adjacent pastures. The glass doors can be opened, connecting the living room to the outside.

The new steel staircase provides access to the 1st floor bedroom. The upper floor is newly installed and overlooks the living room on the first floor. Underneath the upper floor, the kitchen was created. The joist of the upper floor is left in view and made of reclaimed wood left over from the previously existing upper floor.

The kitchen is custom made and finished in matte white lacquer. The Corian countertop on the kitchen island flows seamlessly into the sink. The hood is integrated into the cooktop. The recess of the back wall is made of lacquered brass and is framed by handle frames also made of brass. The handles of the kitchen continue in the TV cabinet that is placed around the corner and opens into the living room. These lines are also reflected in the steel facade that forms the entrance hall on the other side of the kitchen.

On the bedroom floor, the bed is arranged symmetrically under the ridge of the roof. The bed stands against a custom-made headboard and is fitted with knitted Febrik fabric (Kvadrat) with integrated reading lights. The headboard forms the back of the wardrobe made of steel profiles with “smoked” glass. The lights in the closet come on when the doors are opened.

The bathroom features Ceppo tiles combined with brass faucets. The basins are placed on a custom oak cabinet with drawers that is suspended floating. The back wall of the niche has lacquered glass that is illuminated by an LED strip.

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