Floor and her husband Klaas like the old architecture of the houses in the Kralingen district, near the center of Rotterdam. They would love to live in their favourite neighbourhood. By chance they discovered an old corner house, which was for sale. Due to the 80’s office interior with blue ceilings, probably no buyer had been able to look through it and discover the possibilities and beauty of the house. They did and sold it and started to renovate. It had to be a light and transparent house but subordinate to old details like the ceilings and the door frames. Therefore, for example, they have sprayed the steel windows white to avoid a too industrial atmosphere. They were afraid when they would add too pronounced modern elements to the house, the authentic character of the property would be lost.
Location The Netherlands NO. Images 40 Published in NL/BE2017