When a couple with two children purchased a former industrial space in a desirable Barcelona neighborhood, they had a plan to turn the property into multiple residences. But that's as far as their idea went — it was up to Egue y Seta to make it a reality.
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The team developed a plan to convert the single large space into two single-bedroom flats and a studio, which they knew "needed to have the basics, of course, but also needed natural lighting and ventilation." Once those basics were outlined, including centralized kitchens, Eque y Seta also made sure that materials were "durable, practical, and easy to maintain."
As simple as this reality may seem, it didn't come easy. The firm ran into issues with the technical feasibility of water drainage, which altered the layout several times. And after changes in cabinetry, the look of the kitchens switched, too. But maybe that's the beauty of a simple idea: it can take on a life of its own. Now, the first unit's cozy 800 square feet is a showcase of ingenuity and style.
The kitchen opens up into the living room, where Anticato pavement floors and PCV oak laminate meet and are covered by a Skuhi area rug. A Habitat ceiling light hangs overhead.
The home's living area leads to its bathroom.
A Roca sink and toilet contrast against wooden cabinetry with leather pulls. Vegetation by Hanspeter adds a living element to the space.
Textures come together in the bathroom, from the floor-to-ceiling subway tiles on the wall to the concrete and wood floors.
Natural light falls on an Ikea bed topped with cushions from Zara Home. A Maisons du Monde side table rests an arm's distance away.
Bedroom storage is a breeze with the custom made shelves that flank the bed. A pouf from Zara Home softens the space.