A former garage space in Amsterdam’s area de Pijp is turned into a spacious house naturally lit by large roof lights. The interior with a generous 2,475 square feet on one floor level is finished in a simple material palette. The repetition of rectangular rough oak wooden surfaces is in great contrast with the stark white walls, black surfaces, and gray cast flooring.
The custom designed kitchen includes a large wooden sliding door to cover integrated storage areas with a contrasting black cooking island in front. Built-in cabinets and a fireplace have the same characteristics and contrast in materials. Wooden walls from top to bottom with built-in doors mark the entrance to the more private areas such as bedrooms and bathrooms.
Outside there is an outdoor patio in between the living and master bedroom. In order to connect the interior and exterior, i29 interior architects designed a 215-square-foot hand-knotted carpet with a natural mossy pattern. The excess of natural light in combination with the soft layer of green and beige resembles the outdoor experience while being inside.