Shadowed by its ecclesiastical history, this grand Dutch estate by reveals the timeless interior grace of a monochrome palette.
In the centre of Maastricht, an ancient university city on the southern tip of the Netherlands, three Gothic churches peer over the shoulder of a brick residence. They’re a pertinent reminder of the home and its guesthouse’s history as a monastery and chapel, whose foundations can be traced back to the 13th century. Faced with the monumental task of restoring and transforming the home, guesthouse and surrounding landscape was designer Niels Maier.
It was the second project the owners had engaged Niels Maier to design, sharing a common interest in honouring the intricacies of the original buildings and dissembling parts that were insensitively added. Inside, both the owners and Niels wanted to achieve a crisp and calm atmosphere by focusing on a monochrome palette and minimalist opulence.
Interior Architecture / Niels Maier
Landscape Architecture / Niels Maier
Photography: Cafeine / Thomas De Bruyne
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