Zecc Architecten's repertoire of adaptive re-use projects is so prolific that we're beginning to think that they have a patent on the trend! They recently worked with BYTR Architects to transform an 18th-century coach house into a spacious modern home called the Breukelen House that has us drooling from the jowls. Undoing the damage of previous renovations, the architects re-incorporated aspects of the original coach house into the new home.
Zecc Architecten and BYTR Architects decided to leave the exterior of the coach house almost entirely intact, retaining the character of the Breukelen building that was first constructed in the 1760s. And whilst they have given the interior a fresh, modern re-design, their incorporation of some of the original finishings, such as hay racks, stone troughs and iron horse heads, lends a special atmosphere that pays respects to the country’s pre-industrial roots.
The former tack room is now the entrance hall, while the coach house has been transformed into an expansive light-filled kitchen. And the living room used to be the stable. Original stall doors have also been re-introduced, creating a striking leeway between the living room and kitchen. And finally, a new stucco-clad staircase lined with solid oak is the home’s central focal point and leads to the second floor living area, which is defined by exposed timber trusses and a wood-fired stove.
Via Arch Daily
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