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.
status: completed 2018
location: Sint Lucia Klooster, Bennebroek (The Netherlands)
interior builder: BA Interieurbouw
photographer: Madasiro fotografie & Jaro van Meerten (The Art of Living magazine)