In the renovation of this semi-detached house we also worked on the improvement of the terrace with swimming pool. Therefore, we created a garden with furniture suitable for organising lunches or dinners with friends and family.
In this area, we chose to place all luxury details, with the aim of turning this outdoor space into the crown’s jewel.
Interior architecture for a semi-detached house in Maresme
At Villa Bera we work on the interior architecture for a semi-detached house in the splendid coastal area of Maresme, in the province of Barcelona.
For the total renovation of this semi-detached house we worked hand in hand with its owner, a young businessman who had lived all his childhood summers in this house.
It was the family house where he used to spend his summer holidays in the 80s. For this reason, the new interior design we proposed for this semi-detached house came from different ideas for renovating an old house.
The owner of Villa Bera dreamed of turning the interior design and decoration of this semi-detached house into his new permanent home.
Decorative lighting design
In this project, the lighting of the dining area plays a fundamental role in creating the right lighting scheme for the space. To achieve this, we chose the Shadows pendant luminaires by the Czech design firm Brokis, unique pieces made of blown glass, inspired by French-origin timeless studio lamps.
By choosing this composition of several lamps from the same series in different sizes and shapes, we managed to evenly and subtly illuminate the top of the dining table and create a focal point of design that contrasts with the chosen covering for the wall that runs along the dining area.
We conceived the day area as an open space in which the living room, dining room and kitchen share the same area, an ideal proposal for the couple who owned this house in Maresme.
The owners of Villa Bera used to work in the hospitality sector and consider themselves to be great enthusiasts of gastronomy.
For this reason, at Molins Design we worked on the interior architecture of a kitchen located next to the terrace area, to enjoy special occasions or gatherings with friends and family. A modern kitchen with an isle, arranged as a showcooking area.
A kitchen to be shared
Villa Bera’s kitchen stands out for its spaciousness and the large isle that presides over the space, where we located the cooking area and, above it, a Novy extractor hood integrated in a module with side shelves.
We custom-made the kitchen furniture in aged oak veneer, in toasted and gloss white laminate, and the central isle with an openable cupboard, 6-drawer unit and an openable base unit in aged oak veneer.
Opposite the cooking area, on the same isle, we designed an office area equipped with stools from the Italian design firm Magis.
Extractor hoods for kitchen isle
To choose the right cooker hood for your kitchen, it is necessary to bear in mind that the minimum width of the hood should be the same as the width of the cooking area, although we recommend that it be larger to improve absorption capacity. If the hob measures 60 cm, the extractor hood should be 70, 80 or even 90 cm.
Hoods designed for isles and “peninsulas” are normally attached to the ceiling by means of a structure, as we designed for this kitchen in which we integrated it into a module with side shelves.
20th century design icons
To illuminate the different areas, especially the shelves, we opted for one of the great design icons, the famous LampeGras, a design by Bernard-Albin Gras, from 1921, that seduced even the great Le Corbusier for its simplicity and extraordinary functionality.
In this same space, next to the sofa, we add a legendary piece of Spanish industrial design, the Cesta lamp, a creation by Miguel Milá (1962), which has now become a true design icon. This unique lamp, made of cherry wood and enveloping a white opaline globe, is still entirely handmade, one of the main values of the products designed by the brilliant Miguel Milá.
Light and wood are the two main elements in the living area. This multifunctional space stands out for the warmth provided by the wood and the rest of the materials we chose to decorate it.
For the main wall of the living area, we custom-made a piece of furniture in aged oak wood, in which we integrated the television, the fireplace and the woodshed in which the logs are stored, in a functional and very decorative way.
On the opposite wall, just behind the Joquer sofa, we also custom-designed a front in the same wood, in which we arranged an office area and shelves for storing books, decorative objects and even a printer.
A complete bathroom for the daytime floor
In the room next to the staircase leading to the upper floor, we designed a complete bathroom to give functionality to the day area.
We chose a cladding to match the dining room wall and equipped the space with a water point, toilets and even a shower.
A luxury hotel suite
On the upper floor we find the whole sleeping area, which houses the master suite and the guest bedrooms.
The master suite becomes a marvellous room with dressing room and bathroom open to the space. The interior design and decoration has been designed in the style of a hotel suite, with every possible whim: bathtub, make-up vanity and a large dressing room.
The headboard, upholstered with Andrew Martin fabrics, and the bedside tables in American oak veneer, are a design by Molins Design.
“Thanks to the layout we designed, we can access any space in the suite in an efficient way, avoiding long distances”.
The layout designed for the suite in this home stands out for being functional and efficient.
We access the suite from the large bathroom and from this space we can circulate towards the bedroom area or the dressing room, which are also internally connected, so that from any space we can access the next one without having to lengthen the route.