Interior design office Alexander Ponsaerts was asked by an existing client to restore an old farmhouse. It was important that the past of the house was respected. The owners wanted the layout and materialisation to be handled with a rural design.
Thanks to newly created window openings, the renovated kitchen is bathing in light. At the front of the house, the windows are kept uniform; at the back, they played with shape and size. For example, in the kitchen there is a steel arched window next to a wooden block frame with a subdivision that works perfectly in this style. In addition, the hand-cut bluestone of the tabletop in combination with the solid oak base cabinets creates an atmosphere that you immediately feel when entering the house. The floor in the home consists of strips of natural stone, namely Pietra Dei Medici, which provide a natural base colour. To complete the calming character of the house, Ponsaerts chose soft, white loam walls and rounded corners at the windows. The old, oak beams on the ceiling were carefully preserved.
The old beams were carefully treated and brought back to their original state.
The kitchen has a cooking nook with Lacanche stove that fits perfectly into the arched nook. The small shiny Zelliges tiles create a subtle depth next to the small steel window that gives access to the staircase hall and the entrance of the house. Behind the wooden plank wall is the storage room with a walk-in freezer. This wall was finished with an old green oil paint, creating a beautiful colour accent. Also the breakfast niche with various kitchen appliances that is located next to the kitchen can be shielded by means of two pivoting sliding doors. Finally, there is the sitting area where the old oak parquet was kept and only lightly sanded. Again, the old beams of the ceiling were carefully treated and brought back to their original state. The TV and built-in wood-burning fireplace are located against the dark wall, together with a black metal storage cabinet that provides wood supplies. Ponsaerts has perfectly managed to bring the rural atmosphere that the owners asked for into this house. He also took the history of the house into account and brought it back to life! Want to get enchanted by more impressive projects and inspiring architecture? Be sure to follow us on Instagram on the account Imagicasa Architecture. On this page, we will share unique realisations, promising designs and innovative ideas daily.
Images courtesy of Alexander Ponsaerts