SK house II Warsaw II 2016
2016 | as a part of baumillerkossowska | 200m2
Photos: Martyna Rudnicka

This corner terraced 200m2 house from the 1960s lacked space and light. A complete renovation, including the elevation and exterior, opened its ‘eyes’, where large glass walls replaced small windows. The first floor gained a new spacious floor plan from the entrance – a wall of the green garden is visible across the entire building. The hall flows smoothly into the kitchen, and the kitchen into the living-dining room. A long table with a bench and a long bookcase dominate, emphasizing the linear layout of the narrow and long apartment. The sofa has been replaced by armchairs. The old mosaic parquet was painted, the original terrazzo stairs were renovated, along with the terrazzo windowsills. The balustrade of the stairs, designed in the form of vertical ribbed steel bars along the full height of the room, and the mosaic tiles arranged in a pattern of large and small squares in the bathroom upstairs, and also on the house’s plinth, evoke the 1960s. A toilet and dressing room at the entrance, covered from outside with mirrors, ‘disappear’ and reflect the space and light from the windows. The first floor is a private space, divided into bedrooms, bathrooms and a study – subdued colors, oak veneer and black accessories. Several design classics have appeared in the interiors. The approach to space and respect for the existing elements are more in the spirit of restrained functionalism than a luxury villa.