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Renovated apartment in Bilbao

This beautiful apartment in Bilbao has been recently renovated. The interior design is signed by Mikel Larrinaga and it’s a vintage-retro style, very chic and elegant. All the furniture from the apartment is vintage, with retro touches. In the gathering area there’s a very beautiful velvet sofa complemented by leather chairs. They provide a very warm and comfortable environment, perfect for social gatherings.

Renovated apartment in Bilbao

The coffee table has a beautiful Nordic design and it integrates perefectly into the décor. The white rolled blinds are also a very good choice. In the bedroom there’s a evry beautiful wardrobe with printed drawing plans for the Cathedral of Valladolid. It’s a truly unique piece and it’s a focal point of attention in that room.

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Mauricio Arruda’s São Paulo Apartment

Today we’re going to take a peak at this lovely apartment owner by Mauricio Arruda. It’s located in São Paulo, Brasil and it’s a classic beauty. The apartment was first purchased in 1957 and its original layout was a little different than it is now. Back then it was divided into social, service and living areas. Some changes had to be made but nothing too dramatic. There’s still a harmonious connection between old and new.The materials and finishes inside are typical to the 1950s but the décor also has a modern twist.

Mauricio Arruda’s São Paulo Apartment

The apartment had to suffer a major renovation during which all the wall were knocked down except for the central pillar. During the renovation, the kitchen had been moved to another location and a bedroom was removed. Also, two bathrooms were made into one. This opened up the whole space and now the kitchen is connected to the living room.

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Modern Penthouse in Sydney

Located in Sydney, Australia, this penthouse apartment is the work of Christopher Polly Architect. The apartment is situated in a building originally designed by Ancher Mortlock & Murray in the late 50’s that offers beautiful views over the Sydney Harbour to the north and to the Double Bay and Point Piper to the east.

Penthouse by Christopher Polly Architect

What you see here is the result of a complete internal reconfiguration and refurbishment of a top floor penthouse. The whole project was meant to improve the way the apartment was divided and structured, to make it more functional and to give it a new look. The new penthouse now has a clear and practical distinction between the public and private areas and the rooms and joined together by a common structure. The bathroom and kitchen were enlarged and all the rooms now benefit from more natural light thanks to the large windows.

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Chic maisonette in London

This beautiful property can be found in Queens Gate, London and it’s a very stylish maisonette. The term maisonette usually defines a set of rooms for living in, typically on two stories of a larger building and with its own entrance from outside. This one occupies the first and second floor of a building and it sits on a 2,788 sq ft area.

Chic maisonette in London

The maisonette recently underwent a complete renovation and now it has a more modern look and a unifying décor throughout the property. Some of the architectural details are classic, like for example the high ceilings, the details from the ceiling and walls and the windows leading to a portico balcony. The entire property feature hardwood floors, another unifying element. Also, the property features Lutron lighting and integrated sound systems in all rooms.

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Unique Penthouse in Stockholm

Stockholm is a city with many beautiful residences and gorgeous apartments and penthouses. One of them is this beautiful penthouse designed by Tailwind. It features modern architecture and it occupies and entire floor. The building has an elevator. A second floor is currently in progress and will be finished towards the end of 2012.

Unique Penthouse in Stockholm

The living room is more than 5 meters high and it’s a very welcoming area. In fact, all the rooms are spacious and generous. The total floor area is 286 sq m. From those, 84 sq m are glass surface so natural light is something you sh9ould get used to in there. There’s also a 7 feet long terrace located to the northwest where the owners can enjoy some fresh air and admire the surroundings.

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A Chic House with a Touch of Scandinavia

This chic house that you see here seems pretty modern and you would be surprised to find out that it actually dates back to 1902. It’s a 210 sq m home and it’s located in Zeeland. It’s actually not just a home but a villa. You’ll probably notice that the interior design reminds a lot of the Scandinavian style.

Zealand Villa with a Touch of Scandinavia

The interior is clean and simple, the colors and bright and there’s a very warm feeling in there. The walls and ceilings are completely white throughout the whole house and so is the floor in most of the rooms. An exception in this sense would be the kitchen for example that has brown tiles in different tones.

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Apartment turned into a stylish loft by Triptique

This apartment might be smaller than your dream home, but inside there;s a very surprising and beautiful image awaiting you. The apartment is located in the Jardins areas in downtown Sao Paulo. If we would have to be very specific, we shouldn’t call this place an apartment. It’s actually more like a loft.

That’s because the owners didn’t really like the original structure and decided to make some changes. They wanted a more modern and airy place to call home so the apartment suffered a total make-over. The couple that owns this place also owns the Dbox company, a design company that sells restored vintage furniture. So they had an eye for the design that they wanted.

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