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Glass Extension Breathes Life into 1920’s Brick House in the Hague

Finding a beautiful balance between the old and the new, the Fig Tree House in La Haya, The Netherlands, combines greenery with a variety of textures and an open, modern ambiance. Revamped and extended by Bloot Architecture, the original brick house was built in 1927 and it still retains much of its classical charm. Its new glass extension finds a way to extend the loving area by using a series of glass walls and sliding floor-to-ceiling glass doors along with concrete walls. The new dining area and kitchen feel more semi-enclosed than like a part of the traditional interior as the existing Fig tree outside becomes a part of the narrative indoors.

Modern extension of Fig Tree House in La Haya, The Netherlands

The new glass façade not only brings a new visual appeal to the home, but it also brings in ample natural light without ever trying too hard. The kitchen and the dining area are clad in white and dark gray with marble countertops bringing a sense of sophistication to the polished interior. Modern minimalism is carefully combined with traditional overtones giving the home an entirely new aura. [Photography: Christian van der Kooy]

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Glass walled extension of the traditional brick house in Netherlands
Marble countertops for the kitchen island
Modern kitchen and dining room addition to Amsterdam home
Old brick house in Netherlands with modern glass and concrete extension
Sliding glass walls and doors for the modern extension of Dutch house
Sliding glass walls around the extension of the house

The existing architecture from 1927 has elements of Art Nouveau and the Amsterdam School. The new addition adds a sharp contrast to the expressive brick architecture through minimalist detailing. The fully glazed façade has a minimal roof ledge and glass that runs to the level of the garden. From the inside, there are virtually no visual barriers to the outside…

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Slim modern decor for the dining room
View of the dining area and kitchen after sunset
White and gray dining room connected with the Fig Tree landscape outside
White kitchen with marble countertops and dark island along with dark gray shelving
Dining room of the house feels like it is on the outside even when on the inside
Fig tree view from the dining room

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