La Masia Renovation & Decoration

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While every project that Estomar91 undertakes presents its own unique challenges and rewards, one of the most interesting renovations that we have experienced involved transforming..

 

 

la masia2While every project that Estomar91 undertakes presents its own unique challenges and rewards, one of the most interesting renovations that we have experienced involved transforming an old, established building into a light, airy modern home – with a few artistic touches!

The new owners of this 18th century country house, which is located in Northern Spain, asked Estomar91 to oversee its rejuvenation. The vision was to retain the spirit of this historic building, while making the alterations necessary to admit as much natural light as possible.

One of the largest tasks that we had to accomplish involved turning the entrance
hall’s traditional arched or bóveda ceiling, which is typical of a Catalunyan masia or country house, into a gallery allowing access to the bedrooms allowing access to the bedrooms on the upper floor / floor above.
In order to accomplish this the direction of the staircase had to be changed but,
once achieved, the transformation was extraordinary; the large downstairs living space, once so dark, was filled with light. It was clear that this building deserved a makeover that truly captured its essence. Mariani Affreschi, a company
based in Brescia, Italy, was brought in to cover some of the wall space with a series of wonderful frescoes. Using the ‘strappo’ technique, which involves transferring the fresco to the wall by means of canvas,
the experts from Mariani Affreschi helped to reinforce the finest traditions of Italian design.

We believe that the evolution of a house from the day of its creation to the present is profoundly affected by its successive owners, whose circumstances and visions inevitably contributed to its history, proving again that the home is made of love and dreams.

In this case, as with all of Estomar 91’s projects, we were able to marry the traditions of Italian design with the unique character of this beautiful Catalunyan mansion.