Project: Monastery Converted in High-Quality Family Home
Architects: Bureau Fraai
Team: Daniel Aw, Rikjan Scholten
Location: Bennebroek, The Netherlands
Area: 340.0 m2
Project Year: 2018
Photography: Madasiro Fotografie
In the former Sint Lucia monastery in Bennebroek Holland, Bureau Fraai has made a design that transforms a characteristic monastery into a high-quality family home while maintaining the characteristic qualities of the monastery.
By introducing a new oak staircase with slender steel railings, the living room is connected to the basement on the one hand and the sleeping floor for the children and the multifunctional attic floor on the other.
By introducing a robust oak element in this attic, the large space with authentic trusses is divided into a sleeping area with Jacuzzi, a bathroom, a walk-in closet and a mezzanine with workplaces. The bed and Jacuzzi are embedded in an elevated stage.