Loft in Amsterdam, the Netherlands | Jen Alkema

Located on the second floor of an historical art deco building (built in 1912) in Amsterdam, this penthouse was completely transformed in 2006 by architect Jen Alkema into a minimalist, spacious loft on one level.

The spectacular apartment is bathed in natural light through the large windows of its historical facade, reflected on its white walls and ceilings. The interior layout gives emphasis on simplicity and fluidity of space, through its continuous black oak floors that run its full length. Storage walls divide the living spaces from the sleeping area that is connected directly to a linear bathroom covered in belgian bluestone featuring amazing, minimalist detailing.

The apartment is currently on the market, found via Engel & Völkers.

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Description from Engel & Völkers: 

This spectacular loft apartment situated on one level was completely transformed a few years ago by the famous architect Jen Alkema and provides a great characteristic environment at the highest level, with lots of light and a practical layout . The style of this architect with its sober nature and use of subtle , reserved details and beautiful lines is an exciting combination with this monumental building (1912) with influences of " rationalism and eclecticism”. The front of the building of former printing firm " de Standard " faces Oudezijds Voorburgwal and the back to the Spuistraat. The entrance and the lower front windows are covered with a bronze plating.

Through the impressive Art Deco door and communal hallway with marble staircase and elevator give direct access to the apartment . The loft has a black oak floor and the layout is thought out. The living room is in the front over the entire width of 8.84 meters with a beautiful (wood) fireplace and characteristic large windows across the full width. In the back there is the sleeping area with a large amount of cabinets. The bedroom gives access to the bathroom with beautiful bath, shower , double sink and consists entirely of Belgian bluestone. The walls accommodate concealed cabinets. Furthermore, a guest toilet , indirect lighting…..
The open kitchen, located next to the sitting area, is spacious and is equipped with all modern appliances, all of which have been integrated. The worktop is made of stainless steel , and there are many cupboards. The washing machine is integrated as well. In the middle of the loft is the dining area with a special bookcase.

Source: Engel & Völkers Residential GmbH | Meervloer