At Imagicasa we have long been convinced of the craftsmanship of Beltrami and thanks to the renovation of this ferry house by the Ghent architectural firm Insight-In, in collaboration with Potier Stone, it is now clear to everyone what possibilities natural stone can have.
The showpiece in this project is the central staircase in Ceppo di grès, a grey natural stone (limestone) from Italy that closely resembles spotted concrete, supplied by Beltrami Natural Stone from Harelbeke. The steps are 2cm thick and are placed on a steel structure of 1cm thick. The idea that natural stone is a heavy material is completely contradicted here. The whole looks very elegant thanks to the craftsmanship of natural stone worker Potier Stone.
"The idea that natural stone is a heavy material is completely contradicted here."
The lightness of the entrance hall is further enhanced by the beautiful natural light, but also by the use of the same Ceppo in the floor that stretches into the kitchen and is even placed along the wall of the kitchen. The unity of these spaces creates an enormously sophisticated and contemporary look, which is at the same time timeless and takes into account the authentic character of the former farm-style ferry house.
Design and coordination: INsight-IN
Execution/stone processing: Potier Stone