Many residents of The Hague know Horas Simanullang. If it is not from his catering businesses that he used to run, then it is from the smallest department store in The Hague; Magasin Horaz at the Molenstraat. As nice and full as the store is, so is his home. Take a look inside:
From Eiffel Tower to riding breeches
The number of Eiffel Towers in the apartment is very striking. “It gives me a French feeling that I missed in corona time. Because I couldn’t go to Paris at the time, I got the Eiffel Tower from Meccano, who made a friend for me.”
And between all the paintings on the wall hangs a pair of riding pants. “A present for my 30th birthday my mom gave me. A very precious memory”.
A new chapter
Everywhere in the house we come across pictures. “A lot of photos show Hans. But because I have to continue and want to start a new chapter, I keep removing a photo. He always stays with me, but this way I can move on slowly.”
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So many cups!
And finally we take a look in the kitchen. “As you’ve seen by now, my house is filled with art and clutter (not real art),” Horas laughs. “The kitchen is also a good example. So I have a piece or 039 cups, but above it hangs a Warhol and my collection of fun stuff continues.
Everything in this house has a story, it’s a kind of memorial lane. I really love this house.”