Once just a simple storage attic in a building that was built in 1901, the space was finally transformed in 2015 when it became a part of a contemporary duplex apartment. The conversion was done by f + f architectes, a studio known for its contemporary approach to design and the ability to create decors inspired by context.
The duplex is organized on two levels, with the lower floor being the social zoneThe social area is a large and open space configured around the fireplaceThe open floor plan also integrates the dining area which is framed by large columnsA low-hanging light fixture stands suspended above the dining table giving the space a refined look
The duplex was created by converting the old maid rooms and adding the above loft space which until then was used for storage. Here, in the attic of a very old building in Strasbourg, France, the designers managed to pull off a contemporary and very elegant apartment with a total living space of 240 square meters.
At the back of the space is the kitchen which adds a touch of black to the decorBlack MDF was also used for this box-like volume which conceals a set of spacesThe fireplace is the focal point of the lounge area
The transformation was completed in 2015 and the designers had a very clear vision of how the space should look like. They used a simple palette of materials which includes wood, MDF and marble. The original wooden floors in some of the rooms were preserved and refreshed.
A Butterfly chair sits casually in the corner, creating a nice little reading corner
The kitchen is mostly black and has LED accent lights that highlight its beautyThe kitchen island is covered in marble and it matches the counters in the bathrooms
The kitchen and bathrooms make use of marble for their counter and island designs. This adds a very elegant touch to the decor. Black MDF was also used for a lot of the furniture as well as for the staircase and a box-like volume which conceals functions such as a bedroom, a bathroom and a storage area.
The two floors are linked by a staircase made of black MDFThe staircase has transparent glass railings and it complements the black box volumeThe master bedroom is minimalist and this gives it a spacious feel
The lower level is composed of a home office, a family room, the bedrooms and bathrooms while the top floor houses an open space composed of a living space, a dining area and the kitchen. The entrance hall has a double height ceiling and it divides the space into two zones, putting the master bedrooms and children’s rooms on one side and the guest bedroom and the office on the other.
The master bedroom matches the sleeping area, featuring a black vanity and white wallsA large window was added to the decor of the second bathroom in order to give it a more spacious feel
Black MDF was used for the box volume, the staircase and some of the furniture, including the kitchen cabinetry and counter. The upper floor puts the dining area at the center, with the kitchen on one side the living room on the other. The living room faces a large terrace.
The children’s rooms are decorated using friendly and cheerful colorsA set of bunk beds saves floor space, making more room for the playground