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Ingenious Canal House in Amsterdam with Split-Level Layout that Makes a Difference

Amsterdam is home to some of the most beautiful buildings in the world and it is a sight to behold once the sun goes down and artificial lighting takes over each day. KNSM Island is a man-made island in the Eastern Docklands of Amsterdam and the neighborhood in which we find the gorgeous and cleverly revamped Canal House by Standard Studio. One of the main tasks inside the house was to primarily reorganize spaces inside to ensure that the renovated home feels far more organized, spacious and ha a cheerful, modern ambiance. This was achieved with custom split-levels hat now hold the new living area, kitchen and dining space.

Framed glass wall delineate space without actually stopping the flow of light inside the Amsterdam home

On the lower level, the space that was previously occupied by the kitchen is now turned into two bedrooms along with a bathroom and toilet. This gives the bedrooms a view of the landscape and the canal that sits next to the house even as the new living area is neatly moved upstairs. The level above that contains an open play area for kids along with a fabulous window seat for adults to keep an eye on the little ones even as they enjoy the sights and sounds outside. A custom kitchen in matte black and gray along with Shou Sugi Ban wood shelves complete a captivating and contemporary Amsterdam home that is full of life.

Creating a kitchen and dining area with white walls, gray cabinet and wooden floor that adds visual warmth
Dark gray and black paint a picture of sophistication in this Amsterdam kitchen
Fabulous renovated home on KNSM Island in Amsterdam with a multi-level interior
Gray single-wall kitchen along with dining area on the lower level of the house
Interior of the house with Shou Sugi Ban wood finish by Hakwood
Lovey little window seat and playarea next to it create a fun family zone that everyone can enjoy

Due to a previous change at the house a rudimental void of 8m was located above the kitchen island with no use of making connection to other floors. Here we created two bedrooms on top of each other connected by a new wooden staircase. On the lower level also a toilet and bathroom were added.

Modern side tables and decor add to the relaxed, contemporary style of this residence on KNSM Island
White and wood living area with the classic Eames Lounger at its heart
Wooden staircase leading to the top level of the house

Sherry Nothingam

Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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