An old stable has been converted into a stunning loft apartment with original details by MdAA Associated Architects, located in Trastevere, the 13th rione of Rome, Italy. The region played host to many stables up until the late 1900s, with the barns being more spacious that the typical homes in the area. They were typically covered with immense trusses, which was preserved in the restructuring of the home. The interiors feature soaring ceilings, with the tallest hight being 32 feet. The biggest design challenge to fulfill on the client’s brief involved the master bedroom retreat. They desired to have complete privacy in this space, completely closing it off from the main living spaces on the ground level, where voices would carry. Wood flooring flows throughout the entire space of the home, which helps to infuse it with warmth. Above the living room is the bedroom structure, which takes on a tree house effect. A private retreat away from all the disturbances of the social spaces. This space is suspended high off the ground, with structural supports that emulate a tree trunk. The geometry of this private zone takes on an unusual shape, comprised of pieces of riveted iron.
Custom bookshelves creates a nice little niche against the wall for reading. The light fixtures have been well placed throughout the home to help set the mood. The ceiling has been punctuated with skylights to help diffuse natural light into the home. The finishing result is an intriguing apartment design that has a warm aesthetic and spatial intimacy, while at the same time fulfilling a childhood fantasy of a treehouse.
Our favorite design feature of this conversion is how the heart of the home is the master bedroom, an intimate treehouse design within the interior of a home. It doesn’t get much cooler than that! What do you think? If you were inspired by this old stable conversion, we have featured a couple of others here on 1 Kindesign awhile back: 18th century horse stable converted into artist’s loft and Monumental Coach House breathes new life.
Photos: Massimo D’alessandro
A cool studio apartment was carved out of an old Merchant Builder garage by Hearth Studio, located in Carlton North, a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. This conversion project incorporates several beautiful materials into the structure, including deep Oregon beams and bagged brick walls. The designers had a very small space to deal with, so they had to be clever about layout and furniture arrangements as well as the views and dealing with an existing level change and privacy. The finished result is an amazingly spacious pad with just one bedroom which is raised up on a platform, offering views out towards overhead gum trees. The majority of the windows and doors were salvaged or scavenged from second hand stores, in addition to light fixtures, benchtops, sinks and even the water closet. With concrete flooring and exposed brick walls and framing, this home has been left very raw, yet there are plenty of small details that add charm and character. Our favorite feature is the bathroom, with the green claw foot tub with a wrap around curtain and exposed brick wall, it just adds personality and a touch of playfulness! What do you think, what is your favorite feature of this renovation?
We have featured other unique garage conversions here on 1 Kindesign, so in case you missed them, we have a couple listed here for you to check out: Auto garage converted into industrial chic pad and Garage converted into an eclectically designed loft in Amsterdam.
Photos: Lauren Bamford
This prewar loft was designed by Raad Studio, located in Greenwich Village, a neighborhood on the west side of Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York. The interiors of this warm loft is a compilation of materials, which encompasses steel, wood, Corian and plaster, which adds an astounding character to the spaces. The entryway, the material elements are shown as raw and as you travel through the loft they become increasingly more sophisticated and meticulous. An interesting design element in the loft is a ladder on a rail system which travel throughout the whole length of the structure. Another beautiful element is the custom designed shelf under the television in the living room. It is a live edge shelf comprised of walnut, designed and built by Wishbone Woodworking.
An exposed brick wall adds to the lofty feel of the space. The wall has a unique visual interest with linear custom cabinetry running the full length of the room. The shelving and cabinets are comprised of blackened steel and walnut, a stunning combination. This also creates lots of space to showcase the homeowner’s collection of books and add some personality with some decorative items.
We have featured a few prewar homes here on 1 Kindesign, so in case you missed them, take a peek: Spectacular $25 million Manhattan penthouse and Industrial-Eclectic West Village Townhouse by BWArchitects.
Photos: Courtesy of Raad Studio
This Scandinavian style apartment is a brilliant conceptual design carried out by the talented CG artist Denis Krasikov, located in Murmansk, Russia. Bright white walls and soaring ceilings helps to illuminate the space, creating a bright and airy interior. Well appointed furniture arrangements throughout the space creates an ideal living environment for the new homeowners. The apartment has been designed with an open layout, where a fluid flow helps you to move effortless from one space to the next. The living room and kitchen as well as a small home office nook are all open to each other. The bedroom and bathroom are separated from the main living areas for privacy. Tall banks of windows allows natural light to flood the interiors, while window treatment from the windows and can be closed for privacy. The industrial style kitchen is very spacious with a great work flow, ideal for someone who enjoys cooking and entertaining guests. A fold up table sits next to the center island to be used as a breakfast bar, but can be taken away if additional space is needed. Wooden flooring travels throughout most of the interiors, with a beautiful herringbone pattern in the main living spaces creating a visually pleasing affect. Playful graphic artwork can be seen throughout, adding a nice touch of personality.
Overall, this is a very inspiring apartment design with an incredible level of detail displayed from one space to the next. Artistic perfection! What do you think? Please leave your feedback in the comments section below.
Love this style of design? Have a look at some past features from this same artist in case you missed them: Fascinating Scandinavian style loft apartment in Prague and Dark and moody modern industrial apartment in Russia.
Renderings: Courtesy of Denis Krasikov
This fabulous old apartment showcases eclectic decor and a unique character, given a brilliant reform by the design team at Bonba Studio, located in Barcelona, Spain. Preserving the original structure of the home was the main goal of this renovation project. The home originally had many rooms, so the top priority was to create large spaces that are connected and have a good flow. The result was brighter living environments that still retained their beautiful original structure. A single common area was designed for the homeowners to gather, for relaxation and great conversation. The space is directly connected to the kitchen and dining room. To help visually connect the spaces, the same unique flooring pattern of restored hydraulic tiles travels throughout, as well as identical paint on the walls. The fusion of vintage art pieces and some recycled furniture, along with some pieces designed by Bonba Studio, and others of pure design, creates a unique environment with a wonderful personality.
After the renovation, the two bedrooms are very spacious, having their own bathroom. These private zones are separated from the rest of the home, accessed down a long hallway. Another brilliant design solution that helped to solve the complicated distribution, is in the master bathroom. It is a long and narrow space with a wall of windows, so the designer selected opaque window treatments to allow natural light to filter through the space while at the same time enabling complete privacy.
We have featured many intriguing apartments in Barcelona here on 1 Kindesign, if you are interested in seeing more, have a look at these inspiring properties: Small apartment in Barcelona with charming design and New York style loft in the heart of Barcelona.
Photos: Mi Casa
White Street Loft is a beautiful 19th century loft designed by owner and principal James Ramsey of Raad Studio, located in Tribeca, an area in Lower Manhattan, New York. The home does not offer a lot of natural light, but makes up for it in the well placed light fixtures. Originally details have been carefully preserved, such as old windows, tin ceilings and exposed brick walls. New finishes were added such as light oak flooring, refreshing the walls with a coat of white paint and modern stainless appliances. Three windows were added to the center of the loft where the apartment was the darkest to allow some natural light to filter into the space. Some custom designed pieces by the designer includes a walnut storage/stereo cabinet, a 300 bottle wine rack crafted from terra cotta drainage pipes and a Beluga whale skeleton designed from a plaster mold that floats over the dining table. The custom kitchen showcases black granite countertops, white subway tile backsplash, and an island covered in white marble and walnut. The end result is a super stylish pad with plenty of tactile materials and stunning decorative accents, enjoy the photo tour!
Are you looking for more industrial loft inspiration here on 1 Kindesign? Have a look at a couple of our past popular features: Building transformed into industrial home in Portland and Incredible industrial style loft apartment in NoHo.
Photos: Courtesy of Raad Studio
This Scandinavian style loft apartment project is a conceptually designed home by Denis Krasikov for a client living in the heart of Prague, Czech Republic. The interiors of this home are very interesting, with soaring ceilings, an exposed brick wall to separate the kitchen and breakfast nook from the living room and a staircase that leads up to a lofted bedroom. Painted bright white, this small home feels spacious and bright. Hardwood flooring travels throughout, with a warmer hue in the main living spaces and a lighter hue in the bedroom. The bathroom offers a black and white checkered tile pattern on the floor that offsets very well with the subway tiled floor to ceiling walls. The furnishings are mostly in varying shades of black and white with some pops of color for visual interest. A patterned area rug in the living area adds texture, color and warmth to the space. One of the things we love most about this apartment is the playful graphics on the walls, adding to the character of the home.
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Renderings: Courtesy of Denis Krasikov
This modern industrial apartment is a brilliant conceptually designed floor plan by Russian based designer Denis Krasikov, located in Murmansk, Russia. The talented CG artist has created an incredible design scheme showcasing masculine interiors in a moody setting, perfect for the ultimate bachelor pad. The home was just recently planned for the chief editor of a large Russian gaming magazine. The apartment features hardwood flooring throughout most of the interiors, with the exception of the tiled entryway and bathroom, which are designed in a fun graphic print. A graphic tile is also picked up in the kitchen for the backsplash, creating an attractive focal point to the space. In the master bedroom, the hardwood flooring is more luxurious, designed in a herringbone pattern. Open plan spaces creates an inviting flow throughout the spaces, making it easy for entertaining friends and family.
We have showcased other fascinating conceptually designed apartments here on 1 Kindesign, chalk full of inspiration. Have a look: Duplex features minimalist lines with Scandinavian aesthetics and Clever design solutions in cozy 69 square meters apartment.
Images: Courtesy of Denis Krasikov
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