the old facade of a narrow house, behind which a modern and refined interior is hidden
During the reconstruction of the house, the majority of the 100-year-old building was left as well as the old facade. In order to reveal the true identity of the house, the building ceilings were cut back. The originally preserved facade plays the role of a typical mask of the surrounding urban space, which in no way indicates a modern and quiet living area.
Upon entering this at first glance traditional town house you find yourself in a completely different world, in which a modern style of living prevails. The entrance area is a narrow corridor that runs along a semi-open and simply furnished living room. A corner seat and the dividing wall between the living room and the entrance form a small seating area in front of the façade windows, which is emphasized by an interesting ceiling design and light accents of artificial lighting. This entertainment area is also defined by its slightly recessed area and the contrast between the wood flooring in the hallway and the dark concrete walls and floor in the lowered living room.
elegant room design through the contrasting combination of wood and concrete
The corridor, which is indirectly illuminated from above, leads directly to a house library built against the front door and made of black, room-high bookshelf, behind which is the kitchen and dining area. As soon as one bypasses the house library, one gets into a cleverly furnished eat-in kitchen with a dining area and a view of a small courtyard area. The cooking area is defined by a cooking island with three bar stools and a hanging shelf made of black structural steel. Small white tiles cover the cooking island and the kitchen walls. The bespoke concrete kitchen worktop is fitted with a double under sink and retro wall mounted kitchen faucet in copper finish.
charming interior Desgn for small kitchen with kitchen island and dining area
The elegant eucalyptus and metal seating group corresponds with the open shelving system on the wall in the cooking area. Followed by a work of art by Max Berry, the wooden wall shelf and the painting create a chic accent wall, which is additionally staged by a narrow skylight along the entire wall.
The narrow kitchen space with natural lighting and black frame made of structural steel set in scene
The narrow space in the small, well-kept backyard, which looks like a natural complement to the kitchen, passes through large-format sliding doors, thanks to the flooring made of blue-gray clinkers in herringbone pattern. In the courtyard is an amazingly narrow concrete staircase with black steel railings made of wave mesh, which leads to another courtyard in the back bedroom.
Attractive stair solution for access from the courtyard to the bedroom
Upstairs, the second bedroom leads past a bathroom that opens to the sky, and to the master bedroom, which separates itself from the vestibule with sufficient storage solution by means of a light-reflecting sliding mirror door.
Elegant design of narrow concrete staircase with a filigree steel railing
original design idea for optical extension and light reflection with mirror door
The narrow bathroom also deserves ovation with its interesting and modern interior design in the postmodern style with fresh accents from nature. The open to the sky shower area was designed with a wall paneling made of wooden slats and brick plant beds behind glazed shower enclosure very attractive, natural and relaxing. Here, too, the floor was laid in herringbone pattern as a playful accent to the simple wall design in concrete look with a round mirror over a narrow concrete washbasin with an elegant counter top washbasin and retro bathroom fitting in copper. In bad weather, the open-air shower is closed by a folding glass roof system but again lit naturally.
Interior design idea by Breathe Architecture for homely and chic bathroom design
Pictures: © Katherine Lu