Jan de Bie Leuveling Tjeenk
Most of the large freestanding urban villas in Amsterdam's inner city were built during the second half of the 19th century. Troostwijk is one of the few modern examples. lts jutting awnings, horizontal cubic design (a Wrightian allusion) and expressive use of brick relate it more to the 'Hague School' of Co Brandes et al than to the Amsterdam School. Internally all spaces are ranged round a central stairwell. At the end of the eighties the house did a stint as the Overholland Museum for paper artwork.