The full renovation and interior design of this 2015 project are done by Standard Studio. The Bloemgracht Loft is situated on the Bloemgracht, Amsterdam, the Netherlands with 150 m2 of its floor area. The client of this project is a young stockbroker that bought the house. The goal is to create an open-plan interior with a new look.
The house bought by the client was completely covered in plasterboard with lowered ceilings and tiny rooms without a clear function. Due to this condition, the architect tries to create the opposite: the open-plan interior for the real ‘loft’ feel. Gutted completely, the apartment is given a new look with traditional essence and structure.
A sense of nostalgia and warm atmosphere comes from the wooden beams that combined with a modern design. The result is a harmonious beautiful interior. The basic materials are used for this project such as unfinished hot rolled steel, oiled oak, and concrete. These materials can give a stunning contrast with art, loose furniture, and plants.
There is a facade side in the front of the house with a view of the Bloemgracht. The bar and dining area on a split level with the living room are designed by the architects, Wouter Slot & Jurjen van Hulzen. The great kitchen is beautified by the mat powder-coated steel with marble tops and also high-end equipment.
A walk-in closet and bathroom with 2 rainfall showers can be found on the backside of the kitchen wall. These all are combined to be one of two functional units in this project’s open-plan layout. In the corner next to the entrance, there is a multi-functional unit that consists of a restroom, shower, spa, and sauna.
The bathing area, office, and bedroom are the remaining spaces. The multi-functional big black book of the loft houses the art, bed, and library. With sliding doors, there is a possibility to close it all off nicely in this bespoke furniture piece.
The Bloemgracht Loft Gallery
Photographer: Standard ©