How to transform an oddly unique house to fit a family's needs.

Case study: The Multi-Generational House

Complete Renovation

Project Completed

After having moved from country to country, this family of five was ready to settle in The Hague for a while and create their multi-generational family home. 

This 300 m2 house on a 3 acre land was a one of a kind project for both the family and us the architects. 

Located on the fringes of The Hague, this house’s layout is quite unique. Because of the sloping terrain the house was built on, the structure of the house was over 4 different levels, which were connected through intermediate mid-levels, and of course  plenty of stairs that led from one level to another. 

AKKA was in charge of renovating this 400m2 house, including structural elements, wall demolitions, new layouts, electrical, plumbing, finishes, look & feel, carpentry…etc. The end result was an intuitive flow connecting the different levels of the space efficiently and allowing this three-generations family to co-live in this house.

Exterior and Lifestyle 

After making the front entrance of the house visible and welcoming, we also designed a bike parking place, a playroom, a family gym and other indoor/outdoor space to spend quality time. 

The Colour Palette

To support this family’s lifestyle and preferences, we created a design based on natural shades and organic materials. Starting with earthy tones, and thoughtfully introducing some colours, we managed to integrate the family’s exisintng artefacts into a new collective home. 

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