Ship Shape

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February 10, 2009
Originally published in Growing Up Green
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  The suspended living room's scaly belly doesn't detract from the unfussy kitchen and dining area. A recycled Berlage-era table base (with a new tabletop), a deep blue lamp, and Arper chairs add to the maritime feel of the house.
    The suspended living room's scaly belly doesn't detract from the unfussy kitchen and dining area. A recycled Berlage-era table base (with a new tabletop), a deep blue lamp, and Arper chairs add to the maritime feel of the house.
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  Ceramic floors with radiant heating and cozy wall sconces top off the distinctive appearance, smell, and sound.
    Ceramic floors with radiant heating and cozy wall sconces top off the distinctive appearance, smell, and sound.
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  The hanging living room gains greater privacy via a gauzy curtain wall.
    The hanging living room gains greater privacy via a gauzy curtain wall.
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  The concrete bases of the mooring posts are decorated with seashells.
    The concrete bases of the mooring posts are decorated with seashells.
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  Weijnen's office adjoins the living room, an open area furnished with a 1950s television cabinet (housing a new TV), a battered armchair found on the street, a Fellice Rosso leather sofa, and a Koot Licht floor lamp.
    Weijnen's office adjoins the living room, an open area furnished with a 1950s television cabinet (housing a new TV), a battered armchair found on the street, a Fellice Rosso leather sofa, and a Koot Licht floor lamp.
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  In the master bedroom, a large window looks out onto the surrounding rooftops.
    In the master bedroom, a large window looks out onto the surrounding rooftops.
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  Finn's street-facing room at the front of the house is enlivened by varying window sizes.
    Finn's street-facing room at the front of the house is enlivened by varying window sizes.
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  The master bathroom is softly lit by a skylight. The bath, by Laufen, is sunk into the floor to maintain a feeling of space.
    The master bathroom is softly lit by a skylight. The bath, by Laufen, is sunk into the floor to maintain a feeling of space.
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  The terrace is paved with Chinese hardstone tiles and recycled-wood planks. The garden furniture and planters are also made from recycled wood.
    The terrace is paved with Chinese hardstone tiles and recycled-wood planks. The garden furniture and planters are also made from recycled wood.
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  The "floating" staircase is actually supported by steel rods hidden within each step.
    The "floating" staircase is actually supported by steel rods hidden within each step.
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