Unusual Renovation of the Former Church
The historical Dutch church underwent an unusual renovation into a loft like residential building. Let’s check out the incredible construction!
Project by Leijh Kappelhof Seckel van den Dobbelsteen
Located in Haarlo, The Netherlands, the former Dutch Reformed Evangelism Building went through the unusual renovation recently. The church was renovated into loft like residence. The building renovation revived the old building that was left untouched since 1928. Following the concept of the renovation: “strip, isolate and furnish” the main works included restorating the façade, the bell tower with clock, and details such as the wooden roof construction, the old panel doors and arch windows with stained glass.
Having at disposal place of 1100 square meters, the owners of the house didn’t want to clutter it with unnecessary rooms. However, the also added a mezzanine to enhance their free time: the relaxation room (couch, bed and bath ) and the multifunctional “Stairway to have fun” ( stairs, room divider, closet, build-in-kitchen, acoustic element and exhibition wall). In the end, the owner of this beautiful spacious house got the house that illustrates their motto: “Cherish your inner child; remain pure, playing, exploring and a little bit naughty!”.