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  7. House Breukelen / Zecc Architects + BYTR Architects

House Breukelen / Zecc Architects + BYTR Architects

  • 01:00 - 10 April, 2013
House Breukelen / Zecc Architects + BYTR Architects
© Stijn Poelstra
© Stijn Poelstra

© Stijn Poelstra © Stijn Poelstra © Stijn Poelstra © Stijn Poelstra + 27

Text description provided by the architects. A monumental coach house annex stables from 1760 is converted into a spacious house. A mishmash of built curiosities from previous renovations is removed. In this way the historical elements and large spaces return. 

© Stijn Poelstra
© Stijn Poelstra

The stable, still complete with hay racks, stone troughs and iron cast horse heads, is used as a living room. The original tack room is now the entrance hall and the coach house has been converted into a spacious kitchen.

© Stijn Poelstra
© Stijn Poelstra

 Some high stall doors reappeard after the demolition. This created a surprising connection between living room and kitchen. In this high inside dimension, a new stair is placed as a modern addition. 

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

The staircase has gotten special attention because of the central position in the coach house. The exterior is made ​​of mirror smooth stucco and the interior is entirely made ​​of solid oak. The central placement made it the hub of the house, daylight falls from the roof into the new kitchen. 

© Stijn Poelstra
© Stijn Poelstra

Upstairs the double hood with rough wooden trusses determines the atmosphere. The staircase creates a connection between the second living room with fireplace.

© Stijn Poelstra
© Stijn Poelstra
Cite: "House Breukelen / Zecc Architects + BYTR Architects" 10 Apr 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/357880/house-breukelen-zecc-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884