Renovating a late 19th century home, located in a historic building in Valencia’s central La Seu district, was the great challenge we faced in this project.
It is a unique space in the city of Valencia where marble floors, Nolla flooring, wooden panelling and plaster ceilings with more than 100 years of history have been preserved. We found a house that had been partially transformed.
The three spaces that were in an optimal state of conservation and that we have recovered with the intervention are the dining room with a beautiful Nolla floor, the living room where the mouldings stand out and the study area where paintings by Antonio Cortina greet us as we enter.
The main requirement of the clients, which we shared with them from the very beginning, was to maintain all these original elements while minimally transforming the spaces in order to adapt the house to the new times, with new installations, open spaces and all the comforts of a modern home.
The area where the current kitchen is located is the space that we have designed with the most care as it had to become the link between the new spaces and the original spaces of the house.
A series of panelling serves to integrate part of the cupboards in the kitchen area, bedroom doors, entrance, bathrooms, laundry room, etc.
The system we used to design these panelling is very similar to that used in the original panelling in the study area where the door, cupboards and shutters were integrated.
For the owners the kitchen had to become an important area of the home as they like to cook and wanted it to be closely related to the living area and the rest of the house.
The kitchen designed in collaboration with Mobalco Valencia is composed of a columned area that is integrated within the wall panelling system and a large island as the central element of the space.
For us it has been a great opportunity and a challenge to be able to work in a house of these characteristics. A project that has required a great deal of planning and that has been possible thanks to a great team and fantastic clients.