29 Nov '14, 3pm

Peek inside an #Amsterdam abode Amsterdam Architect Crafts His Eclectic Home Within a 1950s Garage v…

In 2012, Van der Velden bought the building for around $600,000 with clear ideas about how to turn the 1450-square-foot building into the perfect home. A year later, with the $200,000 renovation complete, he was able to park himself in the comfortable bachelor pad. Directly through the double doors, a stylish black-and-white kitchen greets you, the centrepiece of which is a self-designed table positioned beneath two huge industrial lights, harking back to the building’s working past. One step beyond, the double-height living room features a glass atrium that brings natural light into the space. A central courtyard garden brings nature close to the living quarters and makes use of rainwater harvested from the roof to water plants. Related: Dreamhouse: 1950′s Rotterdam Building Revived With a Lush Living Roof The garden links inside and outside separate the living space from...

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 30 Nov '14, 3pm

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newsbtc.com 29 Nov '14, 2pm

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