A Monumental School Converted Into A Stunning Family Home

Gravity Home: Converted Schoolhouse in The Netherlands

My heart leaps up every time I see a good conversion. My heart almost jumped out of my chest when I saw this conversion of a monumental school building in Leiden, The Netherlands. The schoolhouse from 1925 is converted by architecture firm Atelier Space into a stunning light-filled family home. They kept most of the historical elements of the building such as the tiled floor, the doors and skylights. All the spaces have 4-meter high ceilings and the large windows flood the spaces with natural light. It’s beautiful how they managed to transform these large open spaces into a cozy and modern family home. And of course I’m always happy when architecture firms manage to keep as many historical elements as possible.

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photos by Brigitte Kroone

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7 Comments

  1. What’s the square footage of the kitchen/dining/family room area?

    Also, how is the square footage of the whole place?

    1. The entire building is about 700 square meter (7000 square foot). I’m not sure how big the living space is but you can see a floorplan here

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