Before & After: An Art Nouveau Carriage House Is Reborn as a Luxe Barcelona Loft

Before & After: An Art Nouveau Carriage House Is Reborn as a Luxe Barcelona Loft

By Stephen Zacks
Architect Kirsten Schwalgien converts the former stable of a famed Catalan modernist building into a contemporary loft.

The entrance to Amir Kassaei’s Barcelona loft passes through an ornate atrium with an extensively bracketed skylight, punctuated with brightly colored stained glass cut in organic motifs. A carved bear with arms around a lamppost is stationed at the newel of a curling, sculptural staircase.

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