Bringing new life to an old, unused building is an excellent step toward a more sustainable world. Instead of tearing down old buildings that are still structurally good, you can convert them and give them a new life, as seen in this home tour.
In the last couple of years, a 1950s school building in The Netherlands has been converted into a bright open-plan family home. While the interiors feel very modern, the house still features characteristic elements and high ceilings that date from the original purpose of the building.
As often seen in school buildings, this house also has large windows that flood the spaces with natural light. Exposed wooden beams and high ceilings bring character to the main living spaces.
Light floods into the living room on two sides; the large windows overlooking the garden but also through the windows between the living room and the hallway.
The ground floor is home to a bright open-plan living space with a seating area, a dining area, and a kitchen.
The entire home has bright color accents. The sitting area is decorated with a yellow sofa combined with purple cushions. A woodburning stove adds warmth on the colder nights.
The social layout of the living room is made for entertaining. The room is fitted with a large steel and wood dining table. That can easily seat twelve people. The wall is papered with the “Melodic” wallpaper from Harlequin.
The breakfast bar is tiled with blue tiles for an extra color pop.
You enter the home through the original school doors, ending up in this broad hallway with the original tiled floor.
The bedrooms are connected to the vide from where you have a view of the living room. The master bedroom is decorated with purple color accents and has a walk in closet.
The bedroom is painted in a soft pink color that looks a lot like Sherwin Williams’ Color of the Year “Redend Point”.
The bathroom has a freestanding bath and a walk in shower.
This school conversion in The Netherlands is for sale on Funda.