Today we travel to the Tres Torres neighborhood, in the upper area of Barcelona. There is this 400 m2 duplex, renovated by the architect and interior designer Carmela Moneo as head of the HELVETIC DESIGN PROPERTIES project. The goal of the Integral rehabilitation it was to print a modern industrial style into the space, with art as the driving element. For this, materials such as iron, black stone and the combination of different types of wood were used. As for parquet, the team relied on two Winco models: XXL brushed natural wood on the ground floor, and recycled wood from American railroad tracks on the upper floor for a rustic touch.
Each corner of the rooms was designed to bring a special uniqueness to the home. In this way, Helvetic Design Properties designed custom furniture throughout the house, combining niches in brushed rustic oak and treated with hydro-oil, on lacquered black iron structures with integrated luminaires that favor depth. Another key was the careful treatment of the lighting, since a lot of ambient light was requested in specific corners and places where the different works of art available to the property were to be hung.
In addition to the furniture with bespoke shelves, in the hall the recessed aluminum plinth with integrated LED stands out, a resource that is repeated in different areas of the house, lacquered in black or white to give continuity, according to the color requirements of each space.
The entrance leads to a cozy and elegant living room decorated with a model sofa Avalon and a Nani Marquina rug.
A central metallic staircase also stands out, suspended by floating rods attached to the ceiling in stainless steel. This was made of black lacquered sheet metal and with a wooden footprint from the same parquet as the ground floor.
In the custom made oak and black iron TV cabinet, the speakers were integrated as if they were design elements.
Also in the living room a domestic and open elevator was built, in black aluminum and glass, which communicates with the upper floor.
An imposing and original lamp with model lights Coral, of different sizes and shapes, hangs from a very high and sloping ceiling. The elegant and modern touch of the lighting is completed by the informal and carefree style of the dining room chairs, in different colors and textures around a large custom-made and extendable table, ideal for sharing with family and friends.
In the search for spacious spaces, a kitchen was designed open to the dining room with a double island: one for work and the other for social. Countertops in black granite finish River, they were completed with a sink by Franke and black taps by Ritmonio.
By having a large dining table within walking distance, in the kitchen it was decided to design a office side for breakfast. This furniture, made to measure by Helvetic Design Properties, consists of a corner bench with an integrated trunk for storage and a natural leather cushion that enhances the warmth.
On the ceiling of the kitchen there is an extra flat white television, which, by activating a remote control, lowers and rotates 360º to be viewed from anywhere in the room. A super functional idea!
The furniture in the master bedroom, which includes an en-suite bathroom and a dressing room, was made to measure to match the rest of the house. Highlights the headboard upholstered in natural leather, and a wall jewelry box created ad hoc for space. The set is completed with Treku nightstands.
In the main bathroom, some mirrors with a sliding ceiling guide were designed to be able to move them and cover the windows depending on the moment. The furniture is also of its own design, with a rustic oak exterior to match the rest of the furniture in the house, and a Neolith countertop with integrated sink that combines with the niches and the metal and stone taps.
The walls of the bathrooms and the shower tray were lined with a full plate made of resistant materials such as Neolith, with different textures in each bathroom.
The mirrors in the other bathrooms are full-wall with Ritmonio recessed taps in a stainless, brushed matte and stone finish, with the same color as the Neolith plate in the niches to give continuity.
The lights, in lines integrated into the wall and ceiling, provide texture to the space, notably in the bathroom next to the office, where its sloping ceiling stands out especially due to this light resource.
To bring more warmth to the reading corner, we opted for two designer armchairs from the Swoon brand, in velvet. Their colors were chosen to match the paint on the wall that flanks them. The irregular aged type exposed brick of the wall was manufactured at the request of the property. The Metric Shelving brushed metal by Moog adds the finishing touch to the décor of this space.
One of the peculiarities of the duplex was the design of a home gym and a paint shop totally tailored to the client’s needs.
In the paint shop, the Grohe taps Essence The sink in Neolith Corten had a graphite finish that gave it a nostalgic touch, so aged effect iron was used on the furniture to give it a more romantic look.
The terrace was designed with pergolas with bioclimatic adjustable slats, with sensors for rain, light and heating and integrated sound from Renson.
The floor is technical, by ceramic pieces like the walls, to give continuity and avoid maintenance.
MORE IMPORTANT DATA
- A system of recessed and invisible ceiling guides was designed to be able to hang pictures without having to drill holes in the wall.
- The lights come with Kreon home automation and Simón Sense silk-screened mechanisms in graphite or white, depending on spatial capacity, so that they are better integrated.
- All the walls were painted with lime stucco, marble effect, to give more warmth and softness to the walls.
Refurbishment company: Helvetic Design Properties. Architect and interior designer: Carmela Moneo.