Canal residence in style

On the canals

This 19th century merchant house is located close to one of the canals in hot and happening Amsterdam. The charming waterway with its delightful view is part of the famous ‘Grachtengordel’. The house itself has a typical 17th century facade.

It has two front doors. Previously when one entered the house, one could find a modern, floating (quite dangerous) staircase close to one of the front doors. The open staircase transported the humid Dutch climate all the way upwards. Therefore the owners of the house were looking for a solution to keep the cold and draught out. A grand wish was also the creation of a solid connection from the kitchen on the ground floor to the living room on the first floor. A nice challenge for our team.

The renovation
The solution was as follows: The old stairwell was closed; thus two extra rooms were created. A new, much safer staircase was made opposite the coffee corner.

In the hallway the floral pattern of the wallpaper ‘Watsonia’ from Maison Pierre Frey, gives the room a South African vibe.

The bespoke walnut kitchen doors are an eye-catcher. The Italian marble kitchen counter made of ‘Verdi alpi’ gives the kitchen a bright and luxurious appearance. The contrast between the warm wood and the cool marble gives this space just the right tone.

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