This upstairs-downstairs apartment or duplex, as they are called, had to be recreated for fresh and modern living. This was a 1930s apartment that worked well for the family at that time. But, with the changing times, the new family that occupies this home changed the flat to accommodate their urban needs. The architects from Brandt + Simon Architekten ensured that there was plenty of modernity in the picture after they put their new design in place. Yet, they also retained a classic sense of warmth that should be the hallmark of any and every family home. Come and have a look at this modern apartment to see how it got its family warmth with the help of minimal design.
The white kitchen is a single island that has been set against the backdrop of the staircase and its classic railings. The white environs have been highlighted and balanced out with a variety of elements. One of them is the wooden floor that forms a robust canvas for the white statement. The dark counter top also ensures that there are plenty of interesting contrasts in the space. Natural light streams in from the large windows and the moulding around the door frame also ensures that there is a subtle defining character in the space. The wooden floor ends with the kitchen and gray tiles take over for the staircase and entryway.
The modern good looks of this space come from the exposed quarters and open layout as well as the space optimization ideas. A counter has been built into a niche that stands to the side of the staircase while cabinets can be seen under the stairs. On the side, one can see a door with its golden lighting, leading us into the private quarters of the home.
The details of the design is what drives the good looks of this space. The white urbane quarters have been done up with golden touches that border on the saffron and create just the right contrast for a minimal yet striking look. The cabinets and drawers under the staircase are almost invisible—such is their neat and slim line appeal and rendition.
The living room is set in an attic with windows placed on the slant of the ceilings. The layered look and the wooden floor as well as classic furniture makes this a warm space.
The grand piano and the view of the greenery makes this the ideal spot where one can spend many soothing hours.