Minimalist Home Wows with Flooring and Staircase Sculpture
The Portuguese architectural firm, which transformed two separate apartments into a single family home, reorganized and redefined the spaces to function functionally and aesthetically. The architects have created a social floor housing public areas such as the kitchen, living room, laundry room, terrace, guest suite and guest bathroom. In the meantime, the private rooms are hidden upstairs – a trio of suites for parents and children. In order to maintain a connection between the two floors, a double-height corridor houses a striking, sculptural staircase that serves as the focal point of the house and its physical connection. The sleek, flowing shape of the staircase defines this house as a modern one, complemented by funky features such as the bold patterned floor, minimal decor and the Black And While backdrop.
The curious floor continues through the hall, the living / dining area and the kitchen with a mosaic that gives the room texture and three-dimensionality.
The social spaces are open and unrestricted, allowing residents to move between the hall, living room, dining room and terrace.
The terrace is located on the other side of the living room window, which extends from wall to wall and lets the outside world in by simply pulling the shadow. Voila!
The living room has a cool corner fireplace, but not in the way you would expect. The marble slabs take a reverse position and wave inward, with the firebox hidden in the 90 degree corner.
In contrast to the white walls and the fireplace, a series of black fitted wardrobes lead into the main hall.
The kitchen is the epitome of order and hides the usual chaos behind minimalist, clean cabinets.
In the main hall, the meandering staircase from below is as fascinating as from above.
At the top of the stairs, a series of openings in the walls let light stream down to the ground floor.
The integrated lighting on the upper landing lures with its eerie glow.
Upstairs partial walls maintain a connection with the lower level.
One bedroom has the same built-in black and white cabinets, offers a simple aesthetic and plenty of storage space.
An oblong nightstand doubles the storage space for reading at bedtime and also serves as a desk.
Another bedroom has a sophisticated black storage system that is open to the exhibition.
Unlike the lower level, the upper floor has been designed for privacy.
A minimalist bathroom has simple, modern shower fittings and a translucent back panel that allows light to penetrate without compromising privacy.
A freestanding egg-shaped bath is at the center of the eye and body.