house R, maastricht
the residence at the foot of the pietersberg hill in maastricht was built at the end of the 19th century. a characteristic feature of this house is the contrast in the materials used: reddish brick and yellowish marl define the façades. the axis from the main entrance to the garden is formed by the central foyer. in this is also located the new staircase to the first floor. this staircase was built at a dockyard: typical details such as round poles on the handrail show that the new residents are passionate sailors.