Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Northern Calm Revisited


In 2011 I featured the beautiful Friesland home of Dutch felt artist Paula Leen and her partner Kees Middendorp, the harbormaster of the village of Akkrum where they live. It's still one of my all time favourite spaces, so it was a true pleasure to see a new series of photos over at Dwell. I love the soft blues, grays and natural wood tones throughout, all evocative of the sky, fields and canals of the countryside surrounding them. Just lovely. More here on Dwell. And revisit my earlier post on Paula (and see more photos) here.

(photography by hotze eisma)
 
tral Friesland home of Paula Leen and Kees Middendorp, in the town of Akkrum. In 2005, Leen and Middendorp bought Akkrum’s marina, where Middendorp serves as harbormaster and where they had rented a house for 16 years. When they finally bought their longtime residence, they decided to renovate it. They removed the dropped ceilings to expose the rafters and add an airy feeling and installed a radiant-heated concrete floor in their open-plan kitchen, living, and dining area. They also painted the partially y - See more at: http://www.dwell.com/house-tours/article/rural-home-holland-harbor#10
 central Friesland home of Paula Leen and Kees Middendorp, in the town of Akkrum. In 2005, Leen and Middendorp bought Akkrum’s marina, where Middendorp serves as harbormaster and where they had rented a house for 16 years. When they finally bought their longtime residence, they decided to renovate it. They removed the dropped ceilings to expose the rafters and add an airy feeling and installed a radiant-heated concre - See more at: http://www.dwell.com/house-tours/article/rural-home-holland-harbor#1
central Friesland home of Paula Leen and Kees Middendorp, in the town of Akkrum. In 2005, Leen and Middendorp bought Akkrum’s marina, where Middendorp serves as harbormaster and where they had rented a house for 16 years. When they finally bought their longtime residence, they decided to renovate it. They removed the dropped ceilings to expose the rafters and add an airy feeling and installed a radiant-heated concre - See more at: http://www.dwell.com/house-tours/article/rural-home-holland-harbor#1
central Friesland home of Paula Leen and Kees Middendorp, in the town of Akkrum. In 2005, Leen and Middendorp bought Akkrum’s marina, where Middendorp serves as harbormaster and where they had rented a house for 16 years. When they finally bought their longtime residence, they decided to renovate it. They removed the dropped ceilings to expose the rafters and add an airy feeling and installed a radiant-heated concre - See more at: http://www.dwell.com/house-tours/article/rural-home-holland-harbor#1

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