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Canal house by KEMPE&

By • Apr 23, 2014

Canal House is a private residence designed by KEMPE&.

Located in Haarlem, The Netherlands, the home was originally built a century ago, and was refurbished with a contemporary interior that is elegant and bright.

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Canal house by KEMPE&:

“In the old city center of Haarlem (The Netherlands) lies this more than 100 year old canal house with picturesque courtyard which has a view of a 200 year old church tower.

Homes in The Netherlands have limited surface measurements, and for that reason the challenges of the interior design lie in the optimal use of the spaces, together with an as much as possible spatial perception.
The canal house (located on one of the finest canals) exists out of a 1st and 2nd floor and a 3rd floor which should be considered the attic.

It has an open plan on the 1st floor with large black steel doors which open into the courtyard. The used materials are simple, but of very high quality so the space and light capture all the attention. Almost every surface is made of Corian, including the Bathroom and toilets. The floor is casted and the wooden accents consist out of elm and oak.

The kitchen is from the Italian brand Varenna by Poliform. The tiles and floor elements in the courtyard are adapted to the color of the casted floor inside, so optically the floor goes all the way from inside out.

The 2nd floor bathroom has a Corian bathtub with concealed valves and a minimalistic Corian washbasin.”

Photos by: Peter Kooijman

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