Sometimes, you need to think further than what the existing floor plan suggests. Our partner Frako pushed the limits of this property with a total renovation. The mark that they leave, showcases a phenomenal understanding of interior and custom joinery. Naturally, we are proud to introduce you to the successful result.
Different styles can surely work with one another; so much this home proves excellently. A symbiosis of modern and classic aspects dominates this living concept. In this commission, Frako’s task consisted of providing a new kitchen, storage, bathroom, and cloakroom. The goal was to highlight the authentic elements of the building, which had already seen many years, in the best way possible and strengthen them with contemporary complements. This duality works without any problems, because items such as the original fireplaces successfully contrast with the freestanding bathtub, for example. Nevertheless, you should stay on the ground floor just a little longer to see one of the main design choices, given that in the heart of the home you encounter a freestanding construction that resembles a box. Here, a cloak room, toilet and storage space are accommodated. Since these closed areas would otherwise have altered the layout of the home, the team searched for a solution to keep the floor plan unchanged. An additional bonus point is the covering from black glass that conjures a futuristic, dramatic impression and is a daring choice. Adjoining, you enter the kitchen, where a stove in retro style immediately sets the tone. To maintain a link with the free box, they decided to use a distinctive type of marble for the island.
The renewed interior is clean without appearing cold
As soon as you enter the upper floor, you are welcomed by bright whites. For this reason, it becomes impossible to not recognise the minimalistic approach. The aforementioned bathroom flaunts modern, tightly measured sinks. Nevertheless, the space does not lack intriguing notes, considering that the several brass faucets guarantee a warm hint that accentuates everything accordingly. Next to the freestanding tub, the residents have access to a large walk-in rain shower. In the wardrobes, they opted for a successful herringbone parquet to make the place extra cosy. The choice of white closets in a matt finishing is synchronised with the colour palette that they used downstairs earlier. Throughout the property, charming cornices repeatedly catch your eye; here, they were given an additional reference in the form of the rounded panel with which the sides of the closets are completed. The cohesion of the overall image clearly says it all. By holding on to certain things that played a part in determining the previous look of the home, the new design is a fruitful middle ground between modern and classic. Our partner Frako made a significant contribution to this total renovation. The renewed interior is clean without appearing cold and does so with an optimal mix of fresh and preserved elements. The quality that we observe here is logically the standard that we have been used to seeing from them for a long time.
Photography by Evenbeeld
Text by Cara Jacobs