The owners knocked down dividing walls to create an open-plan living space. They also laid new flooring throughout and replaced doors and windows to let light flood into the apartment. The living room is a spacious retreat, boasting high beams and huge windows that look down onto the bustling street below.
Despite its stark appearance, the open fire provides a warm glow during cold evenings. The fireplace is surrounded by pieces from the owners’ travels, including candlesticks made from bottletops.
The owner’s library is extensive, but not all the books are for reading – some hide a secret. The electricity meter is on the wall behind the shelves, so the owner bought lots of old books at a junk shop, cut them in half, and glued them into place where the shelving is only a few centimeters deep because the box is jutting out!
The bathroom is in a corner of the master bedroom, and set on a platform to make a distinction between the spaces. A wall-mounted towel rail and narrow basin unit are cleverly fitted to ensure the area is kept clutter-free.