A dilapidated building in Szczecin turns into a serene family abode with openwork screens that define spaces without closing them off.
New to home renovation, the clients, a middle-aged couple with a small child, brought on Loft Kolasiński to design and furnish their dream home. With full trust in the design team’s creative vision, the homeowners embraced a complete overhaul of their 1923 home in Szczecin, Poland.
The home, adjacent to a park and forested land in a beautiful neighborhood, was ideally situated for this growing family. However, lots of work was required to transform the dilapidated structure into open and warm living spaces.
The main goal of the renovation was to join the residence’s many smaller rooms into an open space. Through the elimination of most of the interior partition walls, the ground floor became a grand interior composition of kitchen, dining, living, and office space. Designed to be open during the day, the space is divisible by custom-made sliding doors for privacy when needed.
Three bedrooms and two bathrooms are located on the first floor, away from the gathering spaces on the ground floor. A curved wood staircase connects the two.
Following the philosophy of Wabi-Sabi, the designers strove to use as many natural materials as possible. The result is a warm and relaxing ambiance framed by natural tones, and decorated with pieces sourced from collectors all across Europe.