The renovation of this English style house is marked by the desire to maintain and expose the existing structure and use it as a decorative element.
The ground floor has a vaulted ceiling with wooden joists which were preserved, reinforced and painted to give them prominence and to connect the kitchen space (which is where the access to the house is found) with the living room (with access to the back patio).
In addition, to reinforce the unification of this space and again using one of the construction elements, the top layer of the side-load wall is removed to reveal the brick that forms the structural wall. Its presence is also accentuated by using indirect lighting that shines on the wall and the ceiling vaults.
The façade is also important in this project because it is a protected urban element. The strategy that is used is to recover an existing window that was boarded up many years ago, and thus provide the kitchen with natural light. In addition, the entry arch is also recovered so that the entire façade returns to its original state.
All of the windows in the house are replaced but the mullions in the windows and shutters were maintained, replicating the original ones.
On the ground floor a large window opens to the inner courtyard in which we conserved the existing brick walls and preserved the limestone masonry.
The staircase is another element that we tried to conserve, the only pieces that were replaced were the ceramic ones due to their poor condition, but we maintained the original railing and the wooden top of the steps.
On the first floor we create a new bathroom and a dressing room that serves two of the existing double rooms.
Finally, the entire roof is checked and fixed to avoid possible water leakage. In addition the attic is renovated to dignify the space under the roof.
Images of the work in process
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