DG Arquitecto Valencia reformed and renovated a house from the 19th century, Casa Ave 7, located in a historic building in the central neighborhood of La Seu in Valencia. It is a unique space within the city of Valencia where marble floors, Nolla pavements, wooden paneling, and plaster ceilings with more than 100 years of history are preserved. The architects found a house that had been partially transformed.
The three spaces that were in an optimal state of conservation and that they have recovered with the action are the dining room with a beautiful Nolla floor, the living room where its moldings stand out, and the study area where paintings by Antonio Cortina welcome us upon entering. The main requirement of the clients, which they share with them from the beginning, has been to maintain all these original elements, minimally transforming the spaces to ensure that the house adapts to the new times, with new facilities, open spaces, and all the comforts of a current home.
The area where the current kitchen is located in the space that they have designed with the most care since it had to become the link between the new spaces and the original spaces of the house. A series of panels are used to integrate part of the cabinets in the kitchen area, bedroom doors, entrance, bathrooms, laundry room, etc. The system they used to design this paneling is very similar to the one used in the original paneling of the study area where the door, cabinets, and shutters were integrated.
For the owners, the kitchen had to become an essential area of the home since they like to cook and wanted it to be closely related to the living room area and the rest of the house. The kitchen, designed in collaboration with Mobalco Valencia, is made up of an area with columns that integrates into the system of wall panels and a large island as the central element of the space.
location: La Seu, Valencia, Spain
area: 187 sqm
architecture: DG Estudio
design team: Isabel Roger Sánchez, Daniel González López
construction: AT4 Grupo
kitchen: Mobalco Valencia
wood flooring: Schottenwood Tarimas de Autor
photography: Mariela Apollonio