This is a comprehensive refurbishment project in a 200 m2 home located in a regal estate in the Sant Gervasi-Galvany district of Barcelona for a young couple who have just become parents.
The space is divided into two distinct parts: the bedroom and living room area, which is on the outside and is very bright, and the water and service area that overlooks an interior communal courtyard, which is much darker. This is why we sought to make a series of openings in the exterior wall to enhance the projection of natural light into the interior, especially into the kitchen, where we find sliding glass doors that allow light to enter and even see the exterior.
With regard to the architecture, as it is a regal estate, we have tried to maintain and respect it as much as possible by conserving the cornices, mouldings, jambs and panelling of the original building. At the same time, contemporary furniture and materials have been introduced to give the space an exquisite modernity, but always respecting the originality of the house.
The lighting has been improved in all the rooms, creating pleasant lighting atmospheres. Warm and indirect light has been used to transform the different rooms according to the client’s needs and the sensations sought. The whole house is domotised to be able to control the light, blinds and air conditioning, which allows different atmospheres to be recreated throughout the day.
In terms of materials, noble woods are used, parquet with Hungarian tips in some spaces and straight slats in others to emphasise the spaciousness and separate the different rooms. We also find natural stones, for example in the fireplace in the living room and marble in the guest bathroom.
The master suite is made up of different spaces that have been unified to become a true oasis of peace and disconnection. The dressing room and the water area merge, creating a kind of spa that culminates in a freestanding bathtub in the gallery area.
In order to make the home enveloping from the first step inside, the lines have been softened to maximise the space and give it a more organic and contemporary feel, without losing the essence of the original architecture. In short, the renovation project has focused on maximising the entry of natural light into the home without losing the essence of the house but giving it a modern and contemporary look that is at the same time organic and relaxing.