Amsterdam Canal House #2
This Rijks Museum Monument House on Amsterdam had gone through many bad 70’s modern updates. Patricia Dale Roberts completely redesigned this historic home, including all bathrooms, kitchen, laundry, and Master Suite. Bringing the home down to it’s studs, marble and antique wood plank floors were installed, radiant floor heating, custom designed mirror-paneled doors, mantles, and other architectural details, reflecting the original Golden Age Architecture of the 1600’s. Traditional, yet with all the modern amenities, a dumbwaiter was installed to service the upper floors of this typical tall and narrow Dutch House.
The most clever design solution Patricia installed in the foyer was a coat closet, using a counter sunk antique Dutch cabinet with built in closets on each side. The depth was hidden as the walls on either side had to step back due to the window on the left.