Located on a canal, next to a small marina, and in a green new neighborhood of Amsterdam, Villa MW, designed by Powerhouse Company, is all about the views. Part of a row of one-off houses for individual clients, the brick of the ground-floor front facade was a given of the area plan, a feature that connects all the houses in the neighborhood. The brick wall, which extends on two sides, has been pierced to frame various views, added on top with a Jura limestone box cut by panels of glass and wooden slats, dotted with projecting balconies. Inside, natural materials – wood, plaster, natural stone – make the most of the abundant daylight. A sculptural staircase connects the two floors, bathed in daylight thanks to the skylight above. Wood is used throughout the interior: oak for the staircase steps and handrail, and walnut and wengé wood for all the “permanent furniture” (cupboards, shelving, headboards and divides) of the living room, kitchen and bedrooms. The quietly luxurious materialization raises the whole atmosphere of the villa. The natural marble seating elements echo the Jura limestone used for the facade of the upper floor. 

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