"A strange duck". 'A strange duck in the pond' is a Dutch expression for something that deviates from the normal. Just like in reality, the volume of Adamshoflaan 84 is turned a quarter of a turn on that of the neighbours. This means that it will not be a narrow deep building, but a wide shallow building in the row. And with that it also becomes a full relief building in a predominantly half relief Markenburg theme. Where visible, the gray side walls are also gray in reality and connect to the neighboring buildings. Built as accommodation for a working-class family in the period around 1910. More than 100 years later it is still inhabited, although in this case the workshop on the ground floor has already been merged with the upstairs apartment. Other homes now offer accommodation to students. Modernization has also taken place in various capacities. Some buildings have double glazing in plastic window frames and are insulated on the inner facades. All homes are now also equipped with a shower room, indoor toilet and a kitchen. All of which was not self-evident at the time of the design and construction or did not exist at all.
Constructed of Waal format masonry, with decorated concrete lintels above the facade openings, originally neatly detailed wooden frames, decorated beams under the gutters and Dutch tiles in a semi-shield-shaped roof. That is why the downstairs and upstairs apartments were definitely sound from an architectural point of view. Because the buildings were built piece by piece, or sometimes set by set, by other contractors, they have various original differences in detailing. Since the buildings have different owners, a whole series of non-original details can now be discovered. At first glance, the buildings still look quite similar because they all originate from the same blueprint. A blueprint that had to comply with the then new Housing Act of 1901.