Located in Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, this penthouse was designed by a Blaricum-based company named De Brouwer Binnenwerk and was completed in 2014. It is inhabited by an American woman and her Dutch husband, which is why the architects decided to go with an international look when they furnished and decorated the abode. As far as materials are concerned, natural ones are predominant, with travertine being the most impressive.
This material was used for the floors and for the walls, and it creates a superb contrast while adding a touch of liveliness. The dressing room features a superb chandelier as well as a central dresser with multiple drawers and a glass top. The dining area and kitchen are flooded with natural light through large windows and provide a cozy setting for socialization.
Penthouse Amsterdam is a delightful place to inhabit and flaunts a perfect blend of modernism, comfort and elegance.
From the architect:
An excellent example of Jan – Evert’s work is the interior he designed for a penthouse in the heart of Amsterdam (the Netherlands). The home, which was bought as a building shell, is located on the waterfront with an open view of the Film Museum EYE – a splendid location, requiring a special interior. Except for the facade and service shafts, nothing was there yet.
The owners of the penthouse, an American woman and a Dutchman, gave Evert – Jan complete freedom to divide up, arrange and furnish their home.
This resulted in an overall concept providing the penthouse with a very international flair that fits the building’s residents. The style of the designer can be recognised here also by the plentiful use of natural materials. The unity of the design shows in the consistent use of travertine, both on the floors and, placed upside – down, on the walls.
The travertine used on the walls in this alternative way creates a light contrast with the floors, which produces an elegant and quirky appeal. The painstaking attention to detail is reflected in, among other things, the choice of the timeless design of the water taps, which forms a perfect match with the travertine.
Photos by Herman van Heusden Photography