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    Default A townhouse in Rotterdam







    Andreas Meichsner for The New York Times




    Rolf Bruggink, a Dutch designer, calls the crumbling town house he renovated in Rotterdam the Black Pearl, after the blackpainted brick facade that replaced the original one. His workshop, Studio Rolf.fr, is on the ground level.

    A Home for a Designer Eager to Renovate - Slide Show - NYTimes.com

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    it's cool except for what he did with the windows on the front of the townhouse. wtf?
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    I like it. I'll take the dude and the dog too.
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    I'm surprised he was allowed to completely destroy the front of the building. That has to affect resale-value for the surrounding buildings. And either there's no door to the toilet, or the toilet and sink aren't in the same room. Either way I'll pass. Although I like the way it looks like the sink-cubboard is floating.

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    I think the white panel with the pictures on it might be the open toilet door. At least I hope it is as the idea of opening my eyes in a morning and the first sight to greet me being the Mister dropping his load is not an appealing one. Having said that, even if it is the toilet door the idea of shutting yourself in that tiny, windowless space gives me serious claustrophobic jitters. I'm not someone who'd find the lack of a huge bathroom to be a deal breaker but having a loo that was smaller than some coat closets would be.
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    I dislike it all, including the dude and the dog. Fug.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kittylady View Post
    I think the white panel with the pictures on it might be the open toilet door. At least I hope it is as the idea of opening my eyes in a morning and the first sight to greet me being the Mister dropping his load is not an appealing one. Having said that, even if it is the toilet door the idea of shutting yourself in that tiny, windowless space gives me serious claustrophobic jitters. I'm not someone who'd find the lack of a huge bathroom to be a deal breaker but having a loo that was smaller than some coat closets would be.
    It's common in the Netherlands to have the toilet seperate from the bathroom. Some bathrooms do have a toilet in it but there's usually a second, seperate toilet.

    Although there's usually a sink so you can wash your hands.

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    I don't have a problem with separate toilets, I just don't like the idea of feeling like I'm in a white-washed coffin when I'm trying to have a pee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kittylady View Post
    I don't have a problem with separate toilets, I just don't like the idea of feeling like I'm in a white-washed coffin when I'm trying to have a pee.
    Well, what you see is about the average size for a toilet

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