Modern Apartment With Rich History Preserved

This modern apartment was renovated with focusing on the old features and preserving them for giving it a character

This modern apartment was renovated with focusing on the old features and preserving them for giving it a character

Preserving historical past of a home gives it character and makes it unique. This apartment in Valencia, Spain by Roberto di Donato Architecture is a great example of such a home with a personality, let’s take a look at it.

The home dates back to the early 20th century, and the goal was not to transform the apartment making it suitable for modern living while preserving its original character as much as possible. That’s why the apartment you can see now is a blend of old and new elements, which are emphasized as much as possible: exposed brick walls and the freshly uncovered and restored roof structure. As for new touches, only the essential ones were added and all the imperfections were highlighted. The connection between the old and new features is seamless, and the apartment got a modern look.

The open layout unites a living room and a kitchen, and bedroom, which can be separated from the rest of the space with sliding doors. They are made of wood and serve multiple purposes, for example, can be used as a wardrobe. The kitchen is done with wooden cabinets of a light shade and with a kitchen island that works as a dining space, too. The bathroom is small and cozy with the same exposed brick as everywhere, which gives a character to the spaces so much. Look at other spaces of this home below.

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Exposed brick and the original ceiling with the roof were kept and highlighted

Exposed brick and the original ceiling with the roof were kept and highlighted

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The kitchen and living room are united into an open layout with light-colored wood and industrial touches

The kitchen and living room are united into an open layout with light-colored wood and industrial touches

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The kitchen has much natural light, and though it's small, it's functional featuring a kitchen island that doubles as a dining space

The kitchen has much natural light, and though it's small, it's functional featuring a kitchen island that doubles as a dining space

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There's no need for a separate dining space when you can use the large kitchen island

There's no need for a separate dining space when you can use the large kitchen island

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The bedroom is separated from the rest of the space with sliding doors

The bedroom is separated from the rest of the space with sliding doors

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The bedroom is done with built-in light, a comfy bed and nothing else - nothing unnecessary to declutter the space

The bedroom is done with built-in light, a comfy bed and nothing else - nothing unnecessary to declutter the space

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The wooden partitions are practical and can be used as a large wardrobe

The wooden partitions are practical and can be used as a large wardrobe

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The bathroom also features exposed brick like everywhere else, built-in lights and marble

The bathroom also features exposed brick like everywhere else, built-in lights and marble

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Marble is seen in the other part of the bathroom, too, and there's much light in the space

Marble is seen in the other part of the bathroom, too, and there's much light in the space

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