Showcasing a smart and seamless fusion of Mediterranean industrial and contemporary styles is a private residence designed by Egue y Seta. The house takes its inspiration from modern industrial lofts and this distinct design approach is showcased in each and every room of the renovated home. Located in Benicàssim which is renowned across the globe for hosting Spain’s top music festival the house epitomizes the tranquil lifestyle of the region. The landscape around the home is filled with beautiful gardens and provides a soothing getaway even as you overlook the pristine beach just a stone’s throw away.
Adding to the sheen of the steel façade are framed accent panels in perforated aluminum clad in bright red. The entry of the renovated home also features a tinge of red while the living area bedrooms and bathrooms showcase smart red accents. This creates a visual connection between the interior and the exterior despite the use of contrasting materials. Split into three levels the lowest floor houses a rental while the top two levels make up the owner’s duplex. The second level contains the living area kitchen dining space and home office / TV room of the duplex and the top floor houses the master suite along with additional bedrooms and bathrooms.
Concrete plays a pivotal role in shaping the house and giving it a refined industrial style even as a cedar-clad accent wall offers visual contrast and inviting warmth. A spiral staircase leads to the top level that holds the kids’ rooms on one side and the master suite on the other connected by a concrete and glass bridge.
Large glass windows also offer spectacular views of the city while a splendid green wall becomes the star of the show in the moody dining room. Since it was designed to fit the sleek lifestyle of its single homeowner low-maintenance decor and finishing were key aspects that defined the many choices made inside the loft home.
Despite its playful use of colors such as pink yellow red green and orange in different rooms the revamped home has a distinct and clean contemporary style. The backdrop in each room is kept as neutral as possible and black wood floors instantly make their presence felt in this light and airy setting. Ample natural ventilation a touch of relaxed minimalism in the air and interesting decor choices turn the modern makeover into an exciting affair.
For those who are minimalists at heart decorating a home with both style and sophistication can be a real challenging task. Minimalism requires discipline order and an ability to keep the space as de-cluttered as possible.
This tranquil floating home may just be a concept but we hope that Singapore-based architect Dymitr Malcewcan brings his vision to life soon. We can certainly picture ourselves taking advantage of its giant glass walls open concept kitchen and living room and out-of-this-world roof terrace.