Studio DiDeA renovated a dwelling at the last floor of an apartment building in Palermo, dating back to the seventies and overlooking Parco della Favorita.

The owner a couple wanted an efficient home with generous storage spaces, and also a more contemporary look for the house.

The architects following the clients' desires renovated the apartment with the result of a more airy, bright space with a better distribution.

The original plan was the typical for a seventies home: a central corridor giving access to the different rooms.

All the internal partitions were demolished. The living area is in the front of the house, the sleeping area at the back and the services contained in blocks

In the living area special attention was paid to natural light flowing from windows on both sides (east and west)

After the entrance we are in an open space including the kitchen on the left and living room and dining room on the right. The kitchen can be closed when needed through a smoked glass sliding door.

The blocks containing services have been upholstered with wood. The first block hosting a storage closet and the guests bathroom is inserted between the kitchen and the study room; the second block between the study room and the bedroom contains the walk-in closet room and the bathroom. A smoked mirrored glass sliding door divides the day zone from the night zone.

Almost all the furnishings have been custom-designed by DiDeA and realized by local artisans.

The color palette is declined in shades of beige and brown: the oak parquet covers the floor in the living room and in the bedrooms; the local billiemi marble for the kitchen floor and in some inserts. The wood used in bespoke furniture and wood paneling is tobacco oak.

Against this backdrop the white elements used in the kitchen and in the guest bathroom stand out, so does the black studio wall. Neutral resins have been used for service areas such as guests bathroom and laundry room, following simple and minimal lines.

Attention to craftsmanship and details is one of the main feature of this house : from the handles of the sliding doors to the wall paneling in the bathroom, to the black slats wall in the studio; all elements designed and tailor-made, which restore material unity and identity to this space

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Dining room

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Living Room

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The custom made library

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The smoked glass sliding door

Modern home with Office, Chair, Shelves, Study Room Type, Medium Hardwood Floor, Lamps, and Desk. The black studio wall in House A326 stands out against the rest of the home's palette of white and concrete. Almost all of the furnishings were custom-designed by Studio DiDea and realized by local artisans. Photo 6 of House A326View Photos

The black studio wall in House A326 stands out against the rest of the home's palette of white and concrete. Almost all of the furnishings were custom-designed by Studio DiDea and realized by local artisans.

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Bedroom and walk-in closet

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Kitchen Bulthaup and marble floor

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Bathroom

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Bathroom 2

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we are in an open space including the kitchen, living room and dining room

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The Kitchen

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Bathroom 2.

Credits

Posted By
Architect
  • Studio DiDeA
Interior Design
  • Studio DIDeA
Photographer
  • Serena Eller

Overview

Year
  • 2018