Before & After – An apartment makeover inside an old building

Before & After - This apartment in a historical building received a major upgrade

Photography by Özge Öncel

 

SEA Architects have completed the renovation of an apartment in a historical building, located in Istanbul, Turkey.

 

Before & After - This apartment in a historical building received a major upgrade

Photography by Özge Öncel

The goal of the renovation was to open the space up, and expose as many original elements as possible.

Before & After - This apartment in a historical building received a major upgrade

Photography by Özge Öncel and Caner Özkan

Before & After - This apartment in a historical building received a major upgrade

Photography by Özge Öncel

A completely new kitchen was installed, with motif-tiled flooring, and a dining table was added.

Before & After - This apartment in a historical building received a major upgrade

Photography by Özge Öncel

Before & After - This apartment in a historical building received a major upgrade

Photography by Özge Öncel

Before & After - This apartment in a historical building received a major upgrade

Photography by Özge Öncel

Before & After - This apartment in a historical building received a major upgrade

Photography by Özge Öncel

In the main living area, the walls and ceilings were all opened up, exposing the brickwork and original curved ceiling.

Before & After - This apartment in a historical building received a major upgrade

Photography by Özge Öncel

Before & After - This apartment in a historical building received a major upgrade

Photography by Özge Öncel

Before & After - This apartment in a historical building received a major upgrade

Photography by Özge Öncel

Before & After - This apartment in a historical building received a major upgrade

Photography by Özge Öncel

A custom-designed wall unit was created to wrap around the front door and bathroom entrance. A wheeled-ladder was installed for easy access to the higher shelves.

Before & After - This apartment in a historical building received a major upgrade

Photography by Özge Öncel

The bedroom was painted white, the original ceiling was left exposed, and large glass doors now welcome you to the space.

Before & After - This apartment in a historical building received a major upgrade

Photography by Özge Öncel

Before & After - This apartment in a historical building received a major upgrade

Photography by Özge Öncel

A small home office nook was created between the living area and the bathroom.

Before & After - This apartment in a historical building received a major upgrade

Photography by Özge Öncel

Before & After - This apartment in a historical building received a major upgrade

Photography by Özge Öncel

Here you can really see how much the apartment has been transformed.

Before & After - This apartment in a historical building received a major upgrade

Photography by Özge Öncel

Before & After - This apartment in a historical building received a major upgrade

Photography by Özge Öncel

Just off the bedroom is an additional space that will be used as a second bedroom/dressing room.

Before & After - This apartment in a historical building received a major upgrade

Photography by Özge Öncel

Before & After - This apartment in a historical building received a major upgrade

Photography by Özge Öncel

The bathroom received a new layout, extra space, and all new fixtures.

Before & After - This apartment in a historical building received a major upgrade

Photography by Özge Öncel

Before & After - This apartment in a historical building received a major upgrade

Photography by Özge Öncel

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