Princesa street is one of the central streets in the el Born area. The apartment instantly drew our attention because of the five balcony doors all giving access to one large balcony. This could be a very bright apartment.
Little did we know. It turned out to be a student house giving shelter to 8 students each having a small room in the house.
The lay out sketch after our first visit to the apartment. The final refurbishment is suprisingly similar to this first draft. Out of 8 little rooms we created 3 large bedrooms each with ensuite bathroom and one huge living kitchen, the hart of the house.
After serving for years for the students the bathroom and kitchen were at the end of their lifecycle. We also took out all fake ceilings in order to bring out the wooden beams and to increase a spacious, open feeling.
Time to break everything out! In order to create something completely new of high quality you have to start at the root.
Work in progress. The first signs of the lay out become visible.