A Family Home in IJburg

A Family Home in IJburg

Janel Laban
Sep 4, 2012

Name: Wendelien
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Hello! We live in Amsterdam in the recently reclaimed and newly built area called IJburg. On a lake called the IJmeer they built six man-made islands that will eventually house 45,000 people.

We live on the island called the Steigereiland where 'normal' people were offered the opportunity to build their own house. Restrictions where given as to the height and size of the house. But it resulted in an architecturally interesting area with no house being the same. My husband is a builder and built and designed our whole house himself. I would love it to be featured on Apartment Therapy as we are very proud of the result.

Thanks, Wendelien!

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