Following the example of a building in Deventer, located directly on the IJssel river, the layout of this building is different than usual. The ground floor has two low double doors in a stucco facade. Ideal for loading and unloading goods. The floors above have high windows and a more spacious floor height than the ground floor and therefore radiate a certain degree of status. The current national monument was once used for living from the 2nd floor up, but nowadays that space is rented out as an office.
The low ceiling height, storage function, small high placed windows and stucco layer on the front of the ground floor have to do with the flood hazard that the IJssel river brought with it. The masonry 2nd and 3rd floor, with large high window frames, are built for the chic look. Skylights were added later to be able to use the attic floor. The entire façade was built around 1894, while parts from around 1600 can already be found at the rear of the building.