It feels like it has been a good minute since we actually shared a new project with you all… Truth be told we haven’t even had time to stop.
Well today is the day that we finally introduce you to one of our recently completed projects – our Tenerife Wool Store Apartment – Part 1 – kitchen, living and central atrium space.
Not going to lie, we absolutely love working on the old woolstores. As much as they present their challenges… it is always super rewarding breathing new life into such an iconic space where preserving the rich characteristics of the building at the forefront. This two storey, mezzanine apartment features 2 spacious bedrooms, study, 2 bathrooms, a large open living area with a central atrium that is exposed to the elements.
Our clients requested a modern, minimal yet highly functional apartment The rich historic features of the building are complimented with a soft and natural palette allowing us to uniquely curate the space to suit the needs and desires of our clients.
This kitchen is truly the show stopper of this home!
Maintaining a sleek and clean form throughout the kitchen was key to keeping with our client’s style. This was achieved by increasing the footprint to maximize enclosed storage and allow for a generous island with integrated handles and minimal, clean lines throughout.
With only overhead windows in the saw-tooth roofline, increasing a sense of natural light was at the top of the wish list. A lighter colour scheme was developed with the joinery finished in Nikpol’s White Cape Elm complimented with Dekton’s Kahlo Stonika X-Gloss porcelain benchtop and returning splash emitting a warm and inviting ambiance to the space. A custom lightbox was designed within the bulkhead fit with a punchy daylight white LED strip that mimics the sun, providing a beautiful natural light feeling to the space.
To maintain the clean, minimal style throughout, integrated appliances were selected, including a Fisher & Paykel integrated French door refrigerator, Fisher & Paykel integrated double Dishdrawer and the Bora flush induction cooktop with integrated downdraft. To complement, Miele ovens were selected in Obsidian Black to play off the black touches throughout the unit.
LIVING & ATRIUM
The existing red timber floorboards were replaced with beautiful, engineered oak floors. These extra wide planks in a soft, light-washed oak colour, added warmth with their brushed texture to the apartment while maintaining a cohesive and tonal palette.
A cosmetic update including new internal painting and lighting fixtures assisted in modernising the overall feeling of the home. The selection of new lighting fixtures combined with new lighting layout improved the function of the apartment, allowing light to interact with surrounding materiality and highlighting the admirable features of the apartment as the sun goes down
As requested by our clients, the central void became the apartment’s focal point and revealed an opportunity to bring the outdoors in. A combination of grass and French laid travertine tiles became the perfect base for the internal five-metre tall artificial tree that can be seen from all levels and angles of the apartment.
The balustrading surrounding the atrium was replaced with fixed windows allowing for an influx of natural light to bleed through the entire apartment, all while capturing the picturesque view of the central tree and living and dining areas below. The updated finishes breathe a new life to the apartment while preserving the architectural qualities that pay homage to the heritage of the wool store building.
Be sure to stay tuned next week as we head on upstairs to share the beautiful primary suite!