There is something so completely alluring about the restoration of a building that pairs the personality of the past with modern minimalism. The apartments in this central Stockholm structure from the 1930s represent the best of today and yesterday.
The original herringbone parquet floors alone are rich in their varied tones and heartily grained. Restored where possible with an oil polish, they’re honestly infilled where walls have been removed. New oak herringbone parquet with a matt varnish steps in where necessary. Open floor plans gain spatial definition from area carpets and a variety of modern and classic pendant lights. A subtle palette of ivory, bright beige, and glowing gray delineates the walls, ceilings, and simple trim of the walls, windows, and doors.
Kitchen cabinets are custom built on site, flat paneled, and adorned with Carrera marble and the best new built-in appliances. Two over four glass paned wooden doors shine light in to the depths of the homes. Original brick lined wood burning fire places are coated with no frills smooth white plaster and a black stone mantel.
The bathrooms are completely new and fully clothed in tile. Underfloor heating is a hidden yet decadent amenity. Heated towel racks, recessed lights, rain showers, and efficient and stylish faucets are the icing on the cake.
Photography courtesy of Esny.