Madrid apartment at the limit between old and modern

This stylish apartment dates back to 1914. It’s an old structure but this only makes it more interesting. The apartment is located in Madrid and it has been recently renovated by architect Vazquez de Prada Pure Borja. After the renovation, it got a new look but with traces of the old décor. It’s an eclectic mix of old and new and a beautiful example of combined styles.

It wasn’t just the décor that underwent serious changes. The internal structure was modified as well. Some of the spaces had to be relocated in order to make the apartment more functional. The kitchen, for example, was moved into the former dining room. This area used to have a small corridor that was removed during the renovation. Now it’s a continuous space and the transition is smoother.

Since the apartment was so old and had so many interesting elements, some of them have been preserved. They preserve the apartment’s charm and are also a testimony of its history. Among the architectural details that were preserved we can mention the moldings, the original doors and knobs, the pine floors, the radiators and the brick surfaces.

The rest of the elements that were introduced are modern and create a very interesting contrast with the ones that were preserved. Even though the styles are very different, they don’t clash. They harmoniously combine and create a visually striking but not disturbing contrast.{found on nuevo-estilo}.

Published by in Apartments, on May 10th, 2012


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