A modern dream home, the Industrial-Rustic House in Amsterdam has been cleverly designed and transformed by John Guy van Keulen, featuring layer upon layer of fresh, soothing whites. (This chic abode was first spotted on the vtwonen blog site.)
The magic here lies within the stylization of extreme materials–exposed steel beams dressed with distressed woods fill these chill interiors. What a visual treat to see corrugated metal ceilings, against walls of warm old brickwork and painted wooden paneling.
The mix-and-match of doors in this dwelling is exceptional. For instance, the entrance welcomes with a French country wood and iron design. An adjacent set of double doors were custom made of glass and steel and pivot effortlessly between the hall and living room, creating privacy of sound while allowing the small spaces to remain in sight of each other.
The living room retains a focal point of a vintage fireplace hearth nestled into classic grey brick. Furnishings are made of plush white fabrics with fur throws or raw wood with sodered metal, making for yet another stunning contrast.
In the kitchen, reclaimed louvre shutters become doors to recessed storage and resonate against the smooth island of a thick white counter and bleached wood base. The dining table was also customized by the architect, a solid white-on-white piece flanked by designer chairs of the same clean hue. Sliding glass doors and clerestory windows balance the interplay between the natural light bouncing indoors and the lovely views of greenery to the outside. A built-in fireplace sets the cozier tone, while still remaining a contemporary addition to this breezy, culinary space.
Epoxy-coated concrete floors skim across the quaint interiors offering an elegant sheen, a unique juxtaposition to the concrete stucco walls which are designed to portray naturally irregular patterns that one would find in more ancient materials. Simply divine!
The bedroom continues the blend of basic with designer furnishings with cotton whites, natural woods, even a serene rural artwork depicting antlers, creating a soft black-and-white base. The bulb-on-a-wire pendant is wrapped around a perforated white steel beam, hanging gracefully over the bed. A freestanding white tub in the bath emulates a more traditional version, and rests next to a window clad with rotating, vertical wooden slats.
The Industrial-Rustic Home is an intimate and airy modern dream home with a cool vibe and white-hot design.
Images by Tjitske van Leeuwen.