Johannahuis

THE ABANDONED CARE HOME IN THE NETHERLANDS


‘Johannahuis’ was a home for the elderly, built in 1930 by architect S. de Clercq. The home was a symmetrical building with four wings around an inner garden. The initial design from 1929 provided for 43 residents and 2 service rooms.

Already in 1933 the building was enlarged with an extra floor at the back. In 1941 the building was reconstructed due to damage of the war.

In 1983 another wing was added, ruining the architectural symmetry. The complex included 27 apartments with one bedroom and 15 with two bedrooms. With a total of five spare homes and two guest rooms, it housed a total of 66 people.

At the end of 2017 the building was reconverted into luxury lofts. They were sold for 2,5 million euros each. In the redevelopment the original spacious entrance hall was restored to its former glory. I visited the ‘Johannahuis’ in 2015.

Built 1929
Abandoned 2014
Reconverted 2017
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