young couple saw potential in an old apartment that had never been renovated. To call home the 112 m² property in Jardins, in São Paulo, they bet on a complete renovation, which changed all floors, coverings, doors, carpentry, in addition to the hydraulic and electrical part of the apartment. “The only item we kept was the wardrobe of the home office that was externally renovated”, recalls architect Lívia Leite, from Estúdio Maré, who signs the project.
The residents sought a large kitchen, but without excess, with a counter that offered good space for cooking and a side table for breakfast and quick meals. “The initial idea was to open the kitchen to the living room to receive friends”, says Lívia. “But the presence of a pillar between the two environments led to a change in plans. "We chose to place the glass door to integrate the spaces".
The predominantly gray finishes and décor were chosen to create a clean and minimalist atmosphere. In the kitchen, black metal and metalwork and a navy blue brick wall stand out. The social area received a tauari floor with herringbone pagination, which adds extra charm to the project, as well as some of the lighting items, mined during a trip to Portugal. Beautiful in every detail.