The owner of this bachelor loft in the center of Washington, Will began the career of a real estate developer right after college and very soon was able to achieve some significant success. His company specializes in buying old buildings and their further reconstruction with the purpose of selling, and it is in one of these buildings that his new apartment is located. We are talking about a magnificent masculine loft in a former automobile service station with high ceilings, open pipes, and huge windows. A real dream for a young and single guy!
We have already seen here many different interesting buildings converted into homes, but a church is really something different. In Melbourne, an abandoned 1890-year church was recently converted into a very bright contemporary residence and now it is put up for sale for $ 1.5 million. The main architectural elements that remind of home’s past are the gorgeous arched doors and windows, thanks to which it has its own unique character. What do you think of it? Could you live here? :)
A few years ago it was an old farm consisting of a cowshed, storage and a small master’s house between them. But the new owners, who recently bought it, demolished the internal partitions and combined all the buildings into one space in order to make comfortable and stylish modern home. The main feature of this reconstruction is the original wooden beams, despite their aged and shabby condition. Great transformation!
The living room in this modern apartment in Stockholm resembles an auditorium – the ceiling height of more than 4 meters, open space and large windows are provoking such thoughts. Since new housing built nowadays usually do not have such characteristics, it’s easy to guess that the loft is located in a former industrial building, or to be more exact – an old factory. The designer task was to create a feeling of a life in one of the New York skyscrapers. Great project!
“To spend the night in a mine” – 100 years ago this phrase would make everyone confused due to not the most pleasant associations. But now the time has changed, as, for example, the building of one old engine house in Cornwall was recently converted to a unique romantic escape, which is now for rent. Guests here get complete privacy, views of the endless expanses of one of the most beautiful regions of England and such cozy and timeless interiors. Pure beauty!
Despite the rapid development of modern technologies and new technical construction possibilities, people still continue to move from the city to the province and restore old houses. This farmhouse is almost 300 years old, but one Swedish family found it attractive to make it their country home, and lovingly repaired it. At the same time, the new owners tried to preserve the spirit of the past as much as possible, adding only a couple of modern interior pieces. Isn’t it beautiful?
This unusual Swedish apartment could easily be a successful store or a family shop because of its location on the ground floor, display windows and direct access to the street. But nevertheless, now it is used as a living space with an open bright living-kitchen on the first floor and a cozy bedroom with a terrace on the second. Could you live in such an apartment?
A few years ago it was an old barn where the owners kept their stuff, but now thanks to the efforts of local architects, it is a modern and spacious home. One of the main requirements was attention to nature: the new house should be as environmentally friendly as possible, therefore only natural materials and smart technologies were used in the reconstruction. By the way, the owners eventually moved here to live and sold their main house. Great project!
In the XIX century, this gorgeous building in the Norwegian city of Bergen was used as the city stock exchange. Now it is a modern and trendy hotel Bergen Børs with 124 rooms. Actually, the hotel occupies not only this particular building but three house detached houses in total – the exchange itself and two former bank premises. The main task of the architectural bureau Claesson Koivisto Rune, which was engaged in the project, was to harmoniously combine all three buildings from three different architectural periods into a single structure. It was important to make the hotel modern but without losing the heritage of the past.
In the past century, there was a hospital in this building located in the heart of Bruges, but now it’s a small and cozy Sintnik Hotel. The owners of the property state that the interiors combine the charm of the past and the comfort of the present, it is elegant, but at the same time with a character. There like both soft romantic rooms in white and blue tones, and more catchy, with red textiles and bright carpets. Breakfast is served in the small living room with an atmosphere of rather family gathering rather than a meal at the hotel. But this is the main purpose of Sintnik – to create a feeling of a home for the guests.