Lovely furnished ground floor 2 bedroom apartment with a private garden. The tiles in this particular house are based on the spectacular colorful porticos in the nearby streets. These tiles have beautiful colors like yellow, blue, gray, and black and white; the color scheme and patterns you can find in the house are modern, they derive from a computer language, although not too obvious. The bathroom and sauna are between the two bedrooms. The master bedroom is connected to the sauna and the garden. The other bedroom has a view of the street. In the middle of the house is the dining room next to the kitchen, separated by a glass wall. Also the apt has 2 toilets.
The living room is connected to the dining room with an open passage and is very spacious and has, like all the other rooms, windows. (4 in total on the southwest, two pair of terrace doors on the east)The garden has a separate cabin in the back with lots of glass making this ‘garden room’ very light. A small terrace in front of the cabin has sunlight in the morning from about 11 o’clock. The other terrace in front of the master bedroom and kitchen is situated along with the house and offers sunlight from the afternoon till late. In the summertime, you can have dinner there. The whole house has a bamboo parquet floor where a person with a wheelchair could go from one room to the other room. Each room has a special atmosphere created by details in light and different furniture and fine art. The bathroom, the kitchen, and the washroom have tiles with floor heating. The living room has a special oriel overlooking the whole street.
This ‘Amsterdam School’ neighborhood is from the beginning of the 20th century, an architectural style based on the fact that people should see natural shapes, stone, and colors for their well being. Sometimes it reminds me of art deco. The Southside of Amsterdam is developed by architect and urbanist Hendrik Petrus Berlage. He invited other architects who could give individuality to the outside of houses with special details and at the same time preserve the unity in total. The architect of this apartment is Jan Frederik Staal. He made the choice of yellow brick for this street and the “low” skyscraper, the first in Amsterdam, a national monument.Download PDF