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Interiors studio Barde vanVolttThis early 1900s home has been renovated You can also find out more about houseThe Dutch city of Haarlem to forge a strong connection between the building’s past and present, grounding the space with warm woods and tactile textures.
The owners – a young family of four – wanted a home that would stand the test of time while telling Dutch practice Barde vanVoltt“Surprise us”
The studio created an interior that blends the past with the present.
“Stepping into this home is a trip through time, a constant reminder that architecture is dialogue between generations,” said the studio to Dezeen.
“The house’s design seamlessly integrates modern features while maintaining its historical charm. This creates a harmonious blend which transcends eras.”
To address the narrow footprint of the house – a typically Dutch feature – internal walls were either removed, widened or replaced with glass panel doors.
The back of this property was transformed using an extension, and concertina doors to maximize light and space.
Barde vanVoltt said, “With the extension at the ground floor we wanted to create contrast to the original architecture.” “The understated modern architecture, with its square shape and angular positioning, blends perfectly into the past.”
“With the historical facade at the entrance, we took full advantage of the space in the rear and extended the kitchen and the living areas into the backyard.”
The new full-height doors echoed the proportions of original windows in the living room.
A guest room is also used as a playroom in the attic. Barde vanVoltt filled this dark space with natural lighting via a skylight. “Guests can sleep under the stars”.
The studio noted that Dutch houses are characterized by their sloping eaves. “For the children’s bedrooms, we created custom bunkbeds that combine sleeping, storage, and play space.”
The material palette includes mid-toned and dark-toned hardwoods that provide warmth and tactile appeal to the home.
These are enhanced by natural materials, such as stone or linen.
“Our colour scheme is always earthy colors like moss-green, a faded Terracotta, grey cement and off whites,” the studio stated. “For this home, we brought the colours in line with those of the original tiles and stained-glass.”
The furniture edit includes Barde VanVoltt’s favourite mix of statement pieces along with handmade and bespoke items.
The architectural style of the building is reflected in the pieces. Lot Table by TectaThe study also includes Gerrit Rietveld 1934 Zig Zag chair and his Steltman chair dating from 1963The last chair designed by the Dutch designer.
The dining room, playroom and bedroom all have custom-made seating that is upholstered in KvadratThe bedrooms and study are furnished with bespoke beds, closets and fabrics.
Barde vanVoltt stated, “We enjoy creating interiors that are full of handmade bespoke furniture pieces and refined details.” The headboard of the master bed is a work of art in itself. The walnut slats give it a very sophisticated appearance.
The square coffee table in the living room – made from a single piece of sandstone – is a vintage piece from Atelier Uma.
Barde vanVoltt worked with lighting specialists to create the perfect balance of functional and decorative lighting. PSLabCreate a “warm, cosy atmosphere.”
Dezeen has recently featured other Dutch homes, including a Amsterdam house with hexagonal footprint and a The Hobbit-style house is partially buried underground.
The photographer is Thomas de Bruyne.
Original content by www.dezeen.com: “Barde vanVoltt updates traditional Haarlem houses with a modern update”
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