Search

A 50’s Madrid Home Becomes Modern & Welcoming
View Slideshow

When you see the finished design of this 170 square meter (approx. 1829 square foot) home in Madrid, you’d never believe where they started from (see before images below). Egue y Seta took this old 1950’s home from outdated and dismal to a welcoming space for a young couple with children. A live-in tale in Madrid, as the project is called, is half of a duplex that’s split over three staggered floors with a gabled roof on top.

A-live-in-tale-Madrid-Egue-y-Seta-2

Under the gabled roof on the top floor, there’s the playroom with a bookcase and a suspended net to hang out and read in when they want to relax.

A-live-in-tale-Madrid-Egue-y-Seta-3

Up a set of stairs is a guest bedroom separated from the main area by glass.

A-live-in-tale-Madrid-Egue-y-Seta-4

A-live-in-tale-Madrid-Egue-y-Seta-5

On the main floor, they’ve installed wall-to-wall custom bookcases that were brought from the family’s previous home.

A-live-in-tale-Madrid-Egue-y-Seta-6

The dining table came from a 19th century French farmhouse bringing along lots of character for the room.

A-live-in-tale-Madrid-Egue-y-Seta-7

A-live-in-tale-Madrid-Egue-y-Seta-8

A-live-in-tale-Madrid-Egue-y-Seta-9

A-live-in-tale-Madrid-Egue-y-Seta-10

A-live-in-tale-Madrid-Egue-y-Seta-12

The kitchen was designed to be practical and comfortable, and features white cabinets, grey concrete floors, and warm wood furniture.

A-live-in-tale-Madrid-Egue-y-Seta-13

A-live-in-tale-Madrid-Egue-y-Seta-14

A-live-in-tale-Madrid-Egue-y-Seta-15

The master bedroom is lit via skylights and windows that let the sunlight enter to bounce off the all-white walls and ceiling.

A-live-in-tale-Madrid-Egue-y-Seta-16

A-live-in-tale-Madrid-Egue-y-Seta-17

A-live-in-tale-Madrid-Egue-y-Seta-18

In the master bathroom, two bowl sinks are arranged to face a window instead of mirrors.

A-live-in-tale-Madrid-Egue-y-Seta-19

A-live-in-tale-Madrid-Egue-y-Seta-20

A-live-in-tale-Madrid-Egue-y-Seta-21

A-live-in-tale-Madrid-Egue-y-Seta-22

Before:

A-live-in-tale-Madrid-Egue-y-Seta-23-before

A-live-in-tale-Madrid-Egue-y-Seta-24

A-live-in-tale-Madrid-Egue-y-Seta-25

Photos by VICUGO FOTO.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.