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When a couple in Amsterdam decided to upgrade their residence from a small houseboat to a larger one, they sought a design that would elevate the kitchen—literally. Set on the top floor and opening onto a large terrace, the airy room is the hub of the house(boat).

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  Black stone worktops, waxed concrete walls, and the traditional rustic tiles (called “witjes”) give textural and tonal variety and offset the warm woody tones that dominate this kitchen. The rustic theme is continued in the iron hooks and bars—simple but effective fittings.  Photo by: Rene Mesman
    Black stone worktops, waxed concrete walls, and the traditional rustic tiles (called “witjes”) give textural and tonal variety and offset the warm woody tones that dominate this kitchen. The rustic theme is continued in the iron hooks and bars—simple but effective fittings.

    Photo by: Rene Mesman

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  Local carpenter Crisow von Schulz constructed the cabinets from a single elm tree. The organically curving lines were intended as a contrast to the rectilinear architecture of the houseboat. The ABK extractor unit allows maximum headroom and preserves the spacious feeling.  Photo by: Rene Mesman
    Local carpenter Crisow von Schulz constructed the cabinets from a single elm tree. The organically curving lines were intended as a contrast to the rectilinear architecture of the houseboat. The ABK extractor unit allows maximum headroom and preserves the spacious feeling.

    Photo by: Rene Mesman

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  The kitchen is the heart of family life for Jaro, Ingmar, and the children. Both Jaro and Ingmar are keen cooks, and though having  kids often means opting for more “quick” meals like soups and noodle dishes, they always use fresh, season ingredients.  Photo by: Rene Mesman
    The kitchen is the heart of family life for Jaro, Ingmar, and the children. Both Jaro and Ingmar are keen cooks, and though having kids often means opting for more “quick” meals like soups and noodle dishes, they always use fresh, season ingredients.

    Photo by: Rene Mesman

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  The couple plan to add a kitchen garden to the platform just below the terrace that connects to the kitchen.  Photo by: Rene MesmanCourtesy of: Rene Mesman
    The couple plan to add a kitchen garden to the platform just below the terrace that connects to the kitchen.

    Photo by: Rene Mesman

    Courtesy of: Rene Mesman

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