Converted farmhouse Giekerker Hoek

Frisian farmers' spultsje

Fortunately, the clients realised the exceptional qualities of their collection of sheds. All too often these small farmhouses, that grew organically, have been demolished to make way for nondescript, new buildings. The challenge was to make this rare heritage suitable for modern living. Previous alterations had damaged the original wâldhûske [forest cottage]. Using old photographs and drawings as a guide, the original lay-out was reconstructed. The public side has been preserved as much as possible, with larger interventions being carried out at the invisible, private side of the barns.

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