Stylish renovation of a Victorian house
The renovation of this Victorian family home decided to create a sympathetic contrast that would highlight the distinction between the heritage of the estate and the new elements that modernized it. The clever use of light, the angles and the spatial distribution give the interior a multilayered feel. The central staircase dominated the room in a dramatic statement. Although imposing and made of metal, it seems light and airy thanks to the empty spaces between the steps, which allow the light to circulate freely at all altitudes. The walls along, above and below the stairs serve for presentation and storage. Halfway up the stairs, a large landing was equipped with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, which at the same time contain and show the owner’s extensive collection of books. A cozy armchair with cowhide cover invites you to pick a book, sit comfortably and enjoy it. An elegant open plan kitchen overlooks the staircase and opens to a beautiful urban garden with trees and potted plants. The large sliding glass door allows the kitchen space to project outwards and brings in a lot of natural light that seems to rise up the stairs and penetrate into the upper rooms. Four red golden low stools, which are set up in the garden directly in front of the kitchen, invite you to relax and unwind. On a white background, noble materials such as travertine tiles, flagstones and wood create a stylish atmosphere.
The high ceilings, the empty volumes, the light and the architectural elements create a sense of harmony between the old and new features of the house.
If you go up the airy staircase, you can admire a beautiful photo collection with every step. This wall becomes a work of art in itself.
The kitchen is elegant and made of high quality materials. Shiny cabinets harmonize wonderfully with the shiny stone slabs and the lacquered seats of the bar stools. The kitchen also serves as a dining area and extends through large sliding openings to the outside.