A Cozy Courtyard House Packed With Historic Charm

Stalking real estate sites is on of my favourite things to do and today I came across such a lovely home that I want to share it with you. The home is located in Groningen, The Netherlands in a historic housing complex called ‘Het Typografengasthuis’.

These courtyard homes were built in the early 20th-century with a communal garden and with residents who share the responsibilty for the guesthouse (as the complex is also called), according to the residents it’s like living in a small village in the midst of a city, sounds nice right?.

The home that is now for sale has been beautifully restored by the current owners. Old elements have been restored and modern luxuries like underfloor heating have been added. The home is only small (61 sq. meter) but the historic charm makes up for the smaller space.

It’s so nice to see an old home being cared for in this way, the home has every advantage of modern day living but the history is visible in every room and lovingly restored for future generations.

photography by @fotostijl_foto_video for Makelaardij van der Houwen (shared with kind permission)

The open plan living area has a warm wooden floor and a soft blue tone on the wall to give the room a fresh look. The wooden ceiling is still visible and painted white and a historic fireplace that brings charm to the sitting area.

The love for blue continues in the kitchen with blue cabinet doors and the 3 vintage lampshades over the kitchen counter add a nice design touch to the kitchen.

Upstairs are 2 bedrooms, where the smallest has plenty of built-in storage and the exposed wooden beams show the history of the house.