The architects of the Belgian studio Juma Architects are at the origin of this fabulous renovation of a old farm in brick. Originally, the building was practically devoid of natural light, the architects installed doors and windows highlighted by a black frame that stand out beautifully from the old facade.
The challenge was to combine modern and old. It is hard not to appreciate this mix of materials and the warm atmosphere that emanates from this house.
Old brick farmhouse transformed into modern house and design
The already existing mezzanine and the wine cellar were demolished to create in their place a large open kitchen with central island finishing in natural stone. The oven is traditional in appearance and fits well with the idea of authenticity. A shelf, also in natural stone, is placed above the oven. The kitchen has a modern look while keeping the authentic charm of the old farmhouse.
Transformation of an old authentic farm by Juma Architects
Next to the dining room is located the staircase which has been completely renewed. Custom storage cupboards are placed all along the stairs. Their height follows that of the stairs. The idea was not to lose space while making every square meter of the house useful. The staircase is also open for another reason: it makes it easier to move the big furniture from the first to the second floor. The living room has been furnished with a large library for storing books and small items.
Perfect balance between old and new
The most authentic elements of the farm, such as the chimney, have been saved. The old beams were sandblasted to accentuate their character while the rest of the ceiling was painted white to make it contrast with the floor. waxed concrete black. For its part, the dining room is equipped with a modular table. The client wanted to be able to adapt to the number of his guests. Above, three suspended lamps illuminate it. They can be hung in a beautiful set or separated to illuminate a larger area.
The kitchen and the dining room
The kitchen with central island and authentic oven
The central island
The kitchen counter
Vintage and industrial style leather chair
Bright and open kitchen
Pendant lights design
Modern and authentic interior both
The space under stairs done up with cupboards on measure
At the bottom: the workspace separated by a white curtain
The living room with the large library
Bright living room