House PV2

  • est living interior house pv2 4 1 750x540

    Echoing the sentiment from yesterday’s interview with Anna-Carin McNamara on the importance of heritage and story in creating beautiful homes, today it feels only fitting to share this beautiful renovated Madrid home. Originally built in the late nineteenth century, Lucas y Hernández-Gil have significantly restructured the apartment for modern life, without losing the history of the building or its impeccable materiality – if anything, these elements come to life in new ways in the revised design.

    DESIGN Lucas y Hernández-Gil | PHOTOGRAPHY José Hevia

    est living interior house pv2 4 1

    Located in the affluent expansion district of Madrid, close to Retiro Park (one of the city’s largest and best-loved parks) the home had some stunning original features, but lacked the structure to support a modern family lifestyle. Lucas and Hernández-Gil’s design addresses both these features by reworking the layout to concentrate on the ‘night spaces’ (three bedrooms and three bathrooms) and the ‘day spaces’ (living and dining areas) as distinct wings of the home, without losing the remarkable elements of the initial design, such as the extensive exterior facade and nine balconies – something of a rarity in a type of house that usually skews deeper rather than wider.

    The day spaces now are characterised by non-compartmentalised communal room that includes the living, dining and kitchen areas, with subtle cues like the fireplace and wooden stud wall to gently guide the living experience. Meanwhile, the bedrooms sit in a row along to hallway, with bathrooms and walk-in wardrobes accessible across the other side of the corridor.

    While the layout may have been significantly restructured, the materials were chosen to connect with the original tones of the house, particularly the recurring use of wood and stone with different cuttings that were inspired by the home’s original materials. Most of the interior walls are white, contrasted with the warm unfinished plank flooring and some copper details. Fixtures and appliances are mostly integrated to the kitchen, while furnishings were kept minimal to bring out the home’s personality in materiality rather than objects. In doing so, the design achieves the best of both worlds – a solid grounding in the century-old heritage of the space without compromising a modern lifestyle.

    house-pv2
    house-pv2
    house-pv2
    est living interior house pv2 6 1
    house-pv2
    house-pv2
    house-pv2
    house-pv2

    The home’s original design split the space in half by a long and wide corridor, with rooms boxed in by lots of partitioning walls. Lucas and Hernández-Gil removed these dividing walls and looked for other ways to segment the space, settling on the day and night spaces that inform the new layout of the home.

    house-pv2
    house-v2
    house-pv2
    house-pv2
    house-pv2
    house-pv2

    Striking out from the wood panelling and white walls of the living and bedroom spaces, the bathrooms are lined with grey marble, with the smaller bathroom appearing larger in size thanks to a clever mirror wall set behind the marble basins.

    house-pv2
    house-pv2
    house-pv2
    house-pv2

    GET THE
    LOOK

    Elegant essentials and can’t-go-wrong classics – the perfect mix.

    In Between Chair Great Dane
    In Between Chair | Great Dane
    Untitled 1 Recovered Recovered Recovered
    Rustic Oak Heritage Natural | Porter's Paints
    est living design directory sydney raw table jardan
    Sidney Raw Table | Jardan
    est living design directory caravaggio read wall light.
    Read Wall Light by Caravaggio | Cult
    Neolith Estatuario CDK Stone
    Neolith Estatuario | CDK Stone
    Jump-Lema-Est-living-DD
    Jump Dining Table by Lema | Rogerseller
    est living design directory flos IC F2 floorlight
    IC F2 Floor Lamp by Michael Anastassiades | Flos
    Est-Living-Paulistano-Armchair-Brown
    Paulistano Armchair | DWR
    est living design directory dune sofa poliform.01
    Dune Sofa | Poliform
    Hansgrohe Bathe twin shower
    Twin Shower Rail | Bathe

One thought on “House PV2

  1. What a lovely mobile site, captions in just the right quantity while the beautiful pictures do most of the talking! If only I could have a chance to work with you guys! Keep it up!!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

DD-Banner DD-Bedroom DD-Kitchen-bathroom Est-DD-Designers
GET THE LOOK