Located in Amsterdam’s historic art and antiques quarter, the Spiegelkwartier, Urban Villa Kerkstraat is a quirky dwelling that doubles as a photography studio. Designed by
The light-filled ground floor of the villa serves as a spacious photography studio.
The contemporary living room is sparsely furnished to leave lots of space to work in. A ceiling height of approximately 5 metres creates opportunities to play with height differences in the layout. A mezzanine landing overlooks the ground floor on two sides. An indoor
A modular orange sofa is easily split apart to suit different occasions and spatial needs. A lightweight
A glass balustrade reveals a small lounge space up on the mezzanine. Below it, a wooden focal wall features a built-in shelving unit for magazines and books. The sides of the wood feature wall fold away to give entry into a secret room.
By creating small pockets of seclusion, the homeowner maintains a sense of privacy when clients are frequenting the space. Obscure glass panels are used to screen off other areas.
The innovative shelving unit turns on its axis to reveal its second function, which is a television mount. The pivoting system is from Frits Jurgen.
Wooden doors remain closed across the TV screen when a minimalist aesthetic is desired.
When the TV is required, the wooden doors hinge out to close off the adjoining room. Media storage cabinets are conveniently installed above and below the TV screen. To the side of the cosy yellow hideaway, there is a corridor that leads to the mezzanine
The dining room is a bright and cheerful place with sunny yellow chairs. A
The comfortable home office is equipped with large storage units in which to stow away photography equipment. A yellow desk chair brightens up the white desk area, whilst an upholstered
An eye-catching blue kitchen island threads through the main space. Its tactile soft matt Arpa Fenix finish is topped with a white Himacs countertop. The blue kitchen volumes create a contemporary collision with vintage wooden cabinets in the living space.
A linear pendant light features a planter, which brings further greenery to the main room. The clean white finish of the
The wide walkway that leads to the mezzanine staircase is a multifunctional space too. It is utilised as a well-equipped workspace on one side, and as a practical coffee station on the other.
Upstairs on the spacious mezzanine, a minimalist living space features isolated reading nooks. A bold red
The mezzanine unfolds as a split level, clad in wonderful natural wood grain.
A winding wooden staircase sneaks up to a relaxing loft net. Colourful scatter cushions tumble over the hammock floor.
Porthole-style windows make playful lookout points from the areas located at each side of the mezzanine.
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