Contemporary Loft With A Patio In The Middle

This loft is done with a patio in the middle, all the spaces are arranged around it and it fills the house with light and air

This loft is done with a patio in the middle, all the spaces are arranged around it and it fills the house with light and air

This canal home in Amsterdam was built in the beginning of the 17th century and now it was completely redesigned and renovated to fit modern living. The architects decided to make it really special using a cool idea: placing a patio in the center of the house and arranging all the spaces around it. Let’s take a look at this unique home.

The problem was that there wasn’t enough daylight in the house, and making a patio in its middle as well as creating extra big highlights solved the problem in a creative way. The patio is used to organize all the spaces which still allows it to feel very open. The whole program, including bedrooms, bathroom, walk in closet and kitchen are situated around the patio. Thanks to its, there’s enough daylight and fresh air plus a private outdoor space in the house. The end result is a bright and vibrant open floorplan that suits the life style of the inhabitants — open but private.

The interiors are contemporary, the base is a combo of white walls and concrete floors, which create a nice backdrop for decor of any kind. The designers added some light-colored wood for more coziness, and black touches were added for drama and depth. The furniture is contemporary and mid-century modern, comfy and stylish, in muted and earthy tones. The master bedroom features a bathtub right in there, the patio shows off a small sitting zone and a grill.

The home feels very airy and light-filled, the designers managed to show that even absence of windows can be handled right to create a light-filled space.

The decor of the space is contemporary, the basic combo is black, white and grey

The decor of the space is contemporary, the basic combo is black, white and grey

There are oversized skylights that provide daylight as there no windows at all

There are oversized skylights that provide daylight as there no windows at all

The kitchen is done with black cabinets and white countertops and the dining zone features a sculptural wooden table

The kitchen is done with black cabinets and white countertops and the dining zone features a sculptural wooden table

The patio with curtains fills the house with light and air and refreshes the space

The patio with curtains fills the house with light and air and refreshes the space

The patio features a grill, an oversized plant in a pot and a sitting zone with rattan furniture

The patio features a grill, an oversized plant in a pot and a sitting zone with rattan furniture

The furniture is contemporary and mid-century modern, comfy and cool

The furniture is contemporary and mid-century modern, comfy and cool

The bathroom is done in black and white with light-colored wood and marble for a chic look

The bathroom is done in black and white with light-colored wood and marble for a chic look

Source: designboom