A Black Timber Tiny Home Brings Attitude to Amsterdam

Clad in wax-covered pine, this 645-square-foot dwelling is striking on the outside and endlessly charming on the inside.
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When Marjon Helder and Martin Blankendaal commissioned Chris Collaris to redesign an old, decaying brick home on the waterfront in Amsterdam, Netherlands, the architect decided that starting from scratch—building a new, sustainable home of steel and wax-preserved pine—made more sense than a renovation. "The house was very old and could not be saved," Collaris says. "[Starting over] gave us aesthetic freedom."

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Laura Mauk
Laura Mauk writes about architecture and design for Dwell, Wallpaper*, the San Francisco Chronicle, Interiors and Luxe.


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