SINGLE FAMILY HOUSE PROJECT IN TORRELODONES
As a result of the pandemic events that we have experienced recently and thanks to the consolidation of telework, as a perfectly feasible work reality, the new vital need of this Madrid family arises. They bravely decide to leave the bustling center of the city, to move to a town on the outskirts of the capital.
As we will see later, the Bea House single-family home becomes a totally different home. In fact, its reform is understood as a necessary step to be more present in an environment connected with nature.
Renovation of a house on the outskirts of Madrid
As is common in this type of peripheral municipalities, a series of adjoining urbanizations are generated. Here urbanism sponges and gives way to plots of a certain size, allowing the development of programs in the manner of single-family homes. All of them, of different size and condition.
In this introductory context, it is where we found ourselves months ago, just after the strictest lockdown. A young couple with two children have just acquired this house built thirty years ago. A detached house with an eclectic style and rustic touches. For this reason, the owners come to the Molins Design studio, in search of a more contemporary look.
A proposal for a modern and functional single-family home
The transformation exercise of this house project in Torrelodones is most ambitious. But, at the same time, measured in terms of the economic budget. That is why there are certain pieces, such as the kitchen, the exterior perimeters and one of the bathrooms on the first floor, that we choose to keep. However, in the work process that we followed, we gradually consolidated the idea of abandoning the old visual references of the house. Hence, important elements such as the presence of work seen in interior details or the traditional manual ceramic flooring are abandoned.
First changes in plan and elevations
The continent and its general appearance had to mutate, and much of the transformation effort went through the change to a new porcelain floor. We opted for large-format pieces in stone tones. This choice allowed us to lay the foundation for a new approach, being able to place a gray porcelain floor more aligned with the style we were looking for.
We had the horizontal perception solved, then we had to solve the visual aspect of the different important elevations of the proposal. We start with the reform of the entrance hall and the front of the old fireplace. For this, we use masonry as a cosmetic surgeon's scalpel. We make incisions to eliminate excess volumes and thus apply a new suit adjusted to a more linear volumetry.
Suddenly the reality became more friendly, the materials with their textures and colors flowed and blended in harmony. In addition, custom-made furniture took center stage to formally define the new identity. Large mirrors, backlit shelves, iron framed and followed by elements of order and measure were placed. All of them, elements and accessories that rewrite the staging.
Interior staircase renovation
The staircase, the quintessential protagonist of our projects, had to be dressed appropriately for the function. We keep its current railing and it turned out to be the starting point of the transition between the different scripts of the house. The upper floor was to house the rooms for the most private use, such as the suite and the children's rooms, as well as a small games room.
Wood provides where character and personality are implemented, both for its aspect of comfort and visual warmth. But also for the elegance of the acoustics of his footprint. That is why it can be installed at the pavement level, in the night areas of a single-family home project.
Design of modern suites with integrated bathroom
On the first floor of the house, it is worth highlighting the proposal for the aesthetic rehabilitation of the main suite. We had the ground leveled, thanks to the laying of the general parquet, to plant a selection of pieces chosen with special sensitivity. At this point, basic decoration elements were chosen such as the carpet, the headboard, the bedside tables and the decorative lamps. Essential elements so that the decorative proposal combines with the rest of the room.
The main bathroom is one of the rooms that has undergone a more radical change in this intervention. With a pearly appearance, without a doubt it takes us to the world of jewelry. For its interior decoration, stone materials with veined graphics, chrome-plated faucets in aged copper, etc. were used. All these accessories refer us to fine jewelry, thus obtaining a visual frame with a minimalist appearance. Although it may seem like a cold and distant-looking space, the room contrasts with the warmth of aged-looking oak.
Decorations in retro and modern style
In the rest of the intervention, a detailed work of selection of pieces has been done. From Molins Design we have worked and actively collaborated in the choice of these designer furniture, most of them of standardized manufacture and national production. By doing an adaptation exercise, they have been inserted in each of the rooms, giving an intelligent and measured solution in terms of economic valuation.
The vocation of service to our clients is what allows us to respond at different levels, finding balance and measure. All of this is possible thanks to our knowledge of the interior design environment and its industry. In this project of a single-family house in Torrelodones we have reached the end of the finish line with total guarantees of success and without hyperventilations during the tour. In fact, we can say that Bea House is a good example of reform in which magic is breathed.
DECORATION WITH PERSONALITY
The choice of materials with textures and colors flow and combine in harmony, the custom-made furniture takes center stage to formally define the new identity, adapting large mirrors, backlit shelves, iron frames and elements that define the staging.