Museumplein 4, Amsterdam
Jan de Bie Leuveling Tjeenk
PUBLICATIONS:Bouwkundig Weekblad 1927 p. 444; Archis 1987-3; M.M. Bakker e.a. - Architectuur en stedebouw in Amsterdam 1850-1940, 1992; Het huis van de architect, De Sluitsteen Jaarboek 1999
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.