A Dutch Family’s Resourceful Addition Makes Room for Three Generations

The new space allows three generations to enjoy a coastal property north of Amsterdam.
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Three years ago, interior designer Ayla Geest and her partner, Jordie Kuin—with their two French bulldogs, Bullie and Cooper, in tow—were searching outside Amsterdam for a new house. At the same time, Ayla’s parents, Fred and Els, wanted to downsize. The family decided to pool their resources and look for a place together where each couple would have their own space.

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