Renovation of an early twentieth century mansion into a luxurious apartment with a wellness floor and roof terrace. The combination of the classical ornaments, the generous decorated wooden elements and the newly added elements create a vigorously contrast.
Several breakthroughs in the load-bearing walls create circulation in the plan and connect the various living areas. From the sauna, steam cabin, bath and the jacuzzi on the roof terrace Chandler and Maarten can enjoy a spectacular view on the skyline of Rotterdam.
emmy VAN dantzig
editor of 'Eigen Huis & Interieur'
"Space for the unexpected - Maarten and his girlfriend Chandler have a preference for unusual projects, such as a huge Barbie-like doll from the 1970’s in their dining room that looks concentrated on a miniature terrarium. And the legs of a mannequin in the air of the bedroom. Chandler and Maarten love things with a story which are made with craftsmanship."
"It is a wonderful house to live in, it breathes ‘joie de vivre’. The balance between the character of the 100 year old house and the new additions is very powerful. What I like is the great contrast between the stately, somewhat introverted second floor and the modern fourth floor in which the view of the city is the key. The roof terrace with jacuzzi is obviously decadent, but our goal is to let as many friends as possible enjoy it with us!"
editor of 'Architectuur NL'
"During the renovation, Polkamp has made a strong contrast between Art Nouveau ornamentation in stucco ceilings and doors and the sleek design of the new elements. Breakthroughs in the walls between middle and side aisles connect the living spaces with each other. The top floor has been transformed into a sleeping floor with wellness facilities. A jazucci sunk in the roof forms the pearl on the crown; lying in warm bubbling water, you can enjoy the skyline of Rotterdam undisturbed here."
Chandler & Maarten
Graaf Florisstraat, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Nelison, Berkel en Rodenrijs
EMMERIK garden design and research (garden design rooftop)
IMd Raadgevende Ingenieurs
architect and interior architect
Ossip van Duivenbode en Jansje Klazinga