The beginning of the Gallery
“Anything you can imagine, you can create”.
This is the core belief of Simone. In addition to a management career, building a house herself was always one of her dreams.
After more than 20 moves in almost 40 years she searched for a unique house where she could ‘root’. In 2018 she came to the Sancta Maria estate by coincidence and fell in love with the singing birds and the rustling tree leaves. The estate has similarities to the Veluwe, where she grew up. Most of the pavilion houses had already been sold. This peaceful house immediately caught her attention, while other buyers had left the house behind due to its large size and minimal daylight. These challenges attracted her and sparked her creativity.
She bought the 520m2 property, made plans and started working with a contractor to renovate it. After a couple of months of construction, the house was not finished and the budget was tight. “I’m going to finish it myself,” Simone decided. She taught herself jobs and she went to work on the weekends. Pouring her own floors, fixing ceilings and walls, designing furnitures by re-using second hand items. She created architraves instead of doors, build her own bed from steel and created four meter long lamps.
The result is there. An attractive house with big walls, perfect for beautiful, inspiring, innovative art. This is how ART[s] Gallery Simone Jansen was created. Her passion for art, crafts, interior design and architecture all come together. Artists are given a unique place where they can exhibit their works. Art lovers can visit the works in a beautiful place.
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ARTIST IN THE SPOTLIGHT
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Building an Elegant contemporary home
Characteristic architecture, monumental views and an impressive nature at the estate; Simone’s house is one of a kind. The place showcases character because of the beautiful beam construction and her heights of 4 and 6,5 meters. A minimalistic interior was created, so that authentic elements come into their own. From a raw, uninhabitable historic premise to an elegant contemporary home that exudes peace and serenity. The creative collaboration with NAMO Interiors has ensured a unique end-result.
The house is published in the Contemporary Living Yearbook 2021, a hardcover book with 25 private residences by famous architects and interior designers from all over the world.
Spacious Loft above the Art[s] Gallery
The top floor of the house is a gem of itself. Simone put in many hours to transform this 130 m2 floor into a spacious Loft with six beds, kitchen, dining, living room, separate toilet, bathroom and a private entrance. During the annual exhibitions, the Loft will be added to the gallery to show more art works in various homely environments.
The Loft was published in the magazine Scandinavian Living in 2020.
Design: NAMO Interiors
Production: Pathou Studio
Photography: Frits de Beer