Rustic but modern living in 12th century Oil Mill

Rustic but modern living in 12th century Oil Mill



This house is fantastic work of different architectures in almost 900 years period. Located in Extremadura in Western Spain, this 12th century Oil Mill was castellated by Jeronimo monks and then converted into a stylish contemporary home by famous Spain architect Ricardo Elizondo. Real arks and the fireplace, velvet chairs and antique sideboards are reminders that something of the past are still living right in the middle of modern age. So let’s take a glance on it.

The interior is hard to define, but the choice of colors takes its inspiration from the calm and relaxed lifestyle. Although the space is surrounded by cold walls of bricks, the interior is warmed up by introducing more natural wood. At first – wooden joists, then rustic wooden tables and cozy little stands near the white classical sofas. Look at the main sitting-room, it seems that it has a lot to say.  In the first plan there is like DIY torchère, which stand is made by wooden sticks. In contrast, there hang huge modern contemporary art painting that looks so tasteful on that super old wall. There’s an iron spiral staircase that leads to the attic, carpet, which weave reminds typical gazebo, but on it rest some 1930s armchairs. The kitchen and the bathroom surprise being super simple and stilly. One of the interior’s leitmotif is portmanteau finding place  in almost every room.

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Via http://www.onekindesign.com/2011/06/07/restoration-of-a-12th-century-oil-mill/