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Living IJburg

Blending Family Life and Design

Owner Diederik working at his solid wooden kitchentable and sitting on a bench stuck to the wall. The plastic MVS 03 chairs are from Belgium designer Maarten van Severen for Vitra.The pendants were bought in a used store. The modern first floor kitchen with its integreted equipment from Gaggenau. Behind the sliding doors is the balcony with a wide staircase leading down to the garden. The blackboard was retrieved from an old school. The tailor made half-open black cabinet seperates the kitchen and living room. The interior of the living room has been kept simple. The two vintage chairs as well as the cabinet are bought at a used store and offer a warm contrast. The lighting is Random Light, a design by Dutch designer Bert Jan Pot for Moooi. The elephant shaped chair for children is a design by Ray & Charles Eames for Vitra. The split-level living room is connected to the kitchen via a small staircase and has also a view onto the raised lounge. The fourth floor with the childrens' bedrooms is reached by an enclosed staircase. A spacious balcony off the first-floor kitchen was build with a wide staircase leading down to the garden. The split-level living room is connected to the kitchen via a small staircase and has also a view onto the raised lounge. The fourth floor with the childrens' bedrooms is reached by an enclosed staircase. The interior of the living room has been kept simple. The two vintage chairs as well as the cabinet are bought at a used store and offer a warm contrast. The lighting is Random Light, a design by Dutch designer Bert Jan Pot for Moooi. The elephant shaped chair for children is a design by Ray & Charles Eames for Vitra. One of the two stuccoed shutters in the living room which only stand out when opened, creating a gap in the facade. The vertical lamp from Artemide had been a cast-off by Debbies parents. The black Blow Sofa is a design from Studio Associati for Seven Salotti. Furniture was selected for its sleek architectural design and unexpected details. Like the initial simplicity of the Polder Sofa by Hella Jongerius for Vitra, giving greater depth and subtlety with different cushion heights and buttons. De lamp is from Habitat. Half a floor above the living room is and open space with a large seating area and a custom made wall unit that houses the television and Diederik's sound system. The owners love of design is reflected in a number of carefully selected classics, like the MVS Chaisse from Belgium designer Maarten van Severen for Vitra. The wooden enclosed staircase leads to the kids floor. The wardrobe in the master bedroom was custom made. The mirror was bought at a second hand shop. De boxspring is a Hästings. De boxspring is a Hästings. The roofwindow can be opened electrical. A mutual love of design is reflected in a number of carefully selected classics, like the Panton Chair from Verner Panton (Vitra) but also in contemporary designs like a handpainted sideboard. The spectacular aesthetic simplicity and playful layout of this home offer a thrilling blend of tranquility and comfort, of design and family life. Owner Diederik in front of the colossal window in the living room. The lighting is Random Light, a design by Dutch designer Bert Jan Pot for Moooi. Owner Diederik in front of the colossal window in the living room. The lighting is Random Light, a design by Dutch designer Bert Jan Pot for Moooi. Diederik next to Debbies scooter. 'It's only a fifteen minute scooter ride to the Dam in the heart of Amsterdam.' The storage area with Debbies scooter. The white piece of art was their first purchase as a couple. The facade  consists of clean, straight lines and has a sleek, graphic appeal to it. The enblemished stucco work is interrupted by two angular windows housed in prominent black frames. There are also two stuccoed shutters which only stand out when opened, creating a gap in the facade. The contemporary Garland lamp by Tord Boontje, which casts its enchanted light in one of the children's rooms. The interior of the living room has been kept simple. The two vintage chairs as well as the cabinet are bought at a used store and offer a warm contrast. The lighting is Random Light, a design by Dutch designer Bert Jan Pot for Moooi. The elephant shaped chair for children is a design by Ray & Charles Eames for Vitra. The roof terrace offers a view of the surrounding houses, the water and the natural landscape of the new residential district Ijburg.

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