The owners of this century old chapel in Utrecht, Netherlands chose to forego new construction in the interest of preserving an historic landmark. A former monastery built to accommodate an order of Catholic monks, the building proved challenging to redesign as a modern living space. The owners selected Zecc Architects, who commissioned Marnix van der Meer to lead the project. The architect chose to leave the primary living space as open as possible, adding a lofted living space that houses the kitchen below. His biggest challenge was effectively lighting the voluminous structure. Skylights line the vaulted ceiling and supplement the original leaded stained glass windows to provide ample daylight. The owners also chose “the whitest white we could find” in order to amplify the effect of the stained glass. Dark, luxurious bedrooms and bathrooms counter the bright living areas.
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Source: Interior Design