Transformation of an office space to luxurious urban abode. The new wooden stairs connect the kitchen and dining room, which creates a view from the mezzanine onto the kitchen in the basement. 

By sacrificing a part of the mezzanine and making a large opening in the dividing wall the kitchen in the basement became part of the living area. Large stairs completed the intervention. The classic front of the house hardly reveals the modern feel at the back of the house, making it a surprise for visitors .

 
 
By sacrificing a part of the mezzanine and making a large opening in the dividing wall the kitchen in the basement became part of the living area. Large stairs completed the intervention.

By sacrificing a part of the mezzanine and making a large opening in the dividing wall the kitchen in the basement became part of the living area. Large stairs completed the intervention.

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the new stairs connecting the kitchen and dining room

the new stairs connecting the kitchen and dining room

Through the years some of the traditional elements got lost. Thankfully a neighboring house still had the classical ornaments to be copied by a restoration artist. Expensive but certainly worth the effort!

Through the years some of the traditional elements got lost. Thankfully a neighboring house still had the classical ornaments to be copied by a restoration artist. Expensive but certainly worth the effort!

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the large attic has a play area for the kids with roof lights for natural lighting. The structure of the roof is left visible.

the large attic has a play area for the kids with roof lights for natural lighting. The structure of the roof is left visible.

the classic front of the house hardly reveals the modern feel at the back of the house, making it a surprise for visitors

the classic front of the house hardly reveals the modern feel at the back of the house, making it a surprise for visitors

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basement plan

basement plan

ground floor plan

ground floor plan

first floor plan

first floor plan

second floor plan

second floor plan

 

client
Daan en Thao

address
Graaf Florisstraat, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

completed
2017

contractor
3c Aannemersbedrijf, The Hague

advisors
Constructie adviesbureau Booms

role P·A
architect & interior architect

project photos
Jansje Klazinga