Located in the historic city of Santiago de Compostela, the interior of this 18th-century Spanish townhouse was transformed by local architect firm, Arrokabe Arquitectos to create a modern and contemporary style complete with a wave-shaped ceiling and floating staircase.
The architects left the building’;s street-facing exterior intact, but completely renovated the interior with new timber framed doors and wall partitions. The townhouse is comprised of 3 stories, including a smaller loft level. The first floor encompasses a guest suite, while the ground floor accommodates an extra bedroom, a dining room, a lounge and a separate kitchen.
The most dramatic feature of the new interior is the staircase installed to replace the old one, that connects all 4 levels and appears to be floating. It begins as a solid structure but changes form as it ascends the floors of the home. Distinct design features can be found on all 4 levels which include storage areas, bookshelves, low cupboards and hollow benches. The finished Spanish townhouse provides an ideal blend of elegance and practicality, creating the perfect home for a family of 5. [Photography by Luis Díaz Díaz]
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