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No-Nonsense Barn Renovation in the Netherlands

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Maxwan Architects have retrofitted a clean contemporary live-work home in an old barn in Geldermalsen.

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The clients had bought this old barn by the river Linge in the Netherlands.

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Gigantic beams hold everything up.

Generous work tables glide sturdily on large rubber wheels.

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The large kitchen and dining space are to be used as a place to entertain friends and to organize winetasting sessions for customers.

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The wheels allow for the maximum flexibility when entertaing.

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A contemplative space in the loft up in the rafters faces a lookout clerestory window.

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No bedroom is shown… could this be a convertible living room/bedroom?

(It would be a lovely place to sleep.)

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This loft is up a stairway that doubles as library bookshelving.
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The stair seamlessly merges into the kitchen bench.

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Yet while you are on it, it is a library.
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And it all began with this.

Amazingly, before punching out the clerestory window, the original barn was quite dark and poky.

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