This tall skinny building in Amsterdam was built in 1630! It functioned as a warehouse until 1969, then it became an art studio for a while until it was discovered by a San Fransisco couple, Hunter Hindman and Shelby Carr, in a really shabby state. Originally, the couple set out to find a modern loft type space – something similar to what they had in the US, but when they found this place, they were captivated by its potential. They ended up with a huge renovation project, something they really hadn’t planned and had no experience with, but I think they did a fantastic job. They didn’t change the layout much, just worked to resore and renovate everything and put in a new floor. Let’s have a look inside, shall we?
Their beautiful kitchen was designed by Op 16 – a small but amazing studio founded by Dutch designers Ånne Dirkzwager & Lucia King. The choice of Piet Hein Eek scrapwood stools are an interesting contrast to the sleek kitchen. Actually, the couple is such a fan of Piet Hein Eek, that their dining table and chairs are also from them. Also noteworthy is the Tofty Time sofa by Patricia Urquiola which was designed for B&B Italia.
I love that even though the space is narrow and tall, it feels airy and bright and fun. The arched windows are so charming, the brick walls and exposed wethered wooden beams bring a lot of textural interest to the space. The thin metal railing they used for the second level adds a nice industrial touch. Oh how nice it must be to curl up on that George Nelson daybed by the window, all cozy with a blanket, a book and a cup of something hot. Yes.
Do you like this space?
Have a fab weekend!