Apartment Inside A Former Monastery With A Secret Bookcase Door
Looking at this apartment nothing really gives away the fact that it’s part of what once used to be a monastery. The building is located in Trnava, Slovakia and was originally built in 1719. At one point during the 20th century it was converted into an apartment building. This is one of the flats that resulted from that new compartmentalization. It’s a 100 square meter apartment with a modern and functional interior. In 2016 it was remodeled by studio JRKVC.
The remodel aimed to uncover some of the building’s original charm and at the same time to give the apartment a fresh, clean and modern appearance. The focus was mainly on the living room which is an open space with 3,6 meter high ceilings. The designers restored the original trusses and made the space look extra cozy thanks to features such as parquet flooring, wall bricks and a rustic-looking fireplace. The most interesting feature, however, is the Murphy door hidden within a full-height bookcase.