+ Old family apartment transformed into a writer’s retreat +
This apartment is located in the center of Madrid, in a historically protected building. It was an old stile dwelling, full of partitions and an obsolete distribution, full of walls and small rooms.
While the apartment’s original living room looked out the street, the small kitchen, the entrance and an office were sitted at the rear. The bedrooms were very small and had very little natural light, as they were looking out a small patio. Front and back were united by a dark long hallway.
We opened all back rooms into one, locating the day spaces,as living and kitchen, restoring most of the original elements, as the moldings, the doors and the tile flooring we found under a linoleum cover.
We used microcement flooring in this space, as the original flooring was fully damaged, and used the tiles we could restore to form a carpet in the living area.
The long hallway that connects the front and back was very dark and full of cabinets. We opened this space by removing all the carpentry work, and using original glass doors that were in other rooms before. The result is a space full of natural light.
The main bedroom and working space look out the front facade now, and are a unique space, divided by a half height wall and reused original doors.
This project was made in collaboration with Patricia Revuelta and 437HomeStreet.