This home is located in Vilassar de Mar’s old quarter, set between dividing walls with the street façade facing to the south-east and the north-west façade opening out on to the rear patio.
The renovation did not alter the original size of the residence thus conserving the ground floor, the second floor and the attic areas.
This project did increase the number of bedrooms and bathrooms by redistributing the existing spaces, while providing higher quality interior finishes, improving the insulation and waterproofing of the exterior walls, as well as the illumination and ventilation of the interior spaces. A window on the rear façade was opened up (it had been previously bricked-up) and a sky-light was installed in the roof over the staircase, providing the central part of the residence with natural light.
Access to the house is through a vestibule, a typical element of the “cases de cos” found throughout the Maresme region and which this renovation maintained. A street-facing living room leads to a wide passageway that connects to the kitchen in the rear of the house. The kitchen then opens out on to the patio where the owners can enjoy a quiet sunny space. At the back of the patio the auxiliary building, which houses the laundry, has been retained and its façade clad with vertical wood lattices serve as a garden backdrop.
The original interior staircase connecting the three levels has been conserved, as has the restored handrail, the wooden steps and the risers with their antique hand-painted tiles. The second floor has been laid out with two bedrooms facing onto the street, a single bedroom that opens out to the rear patio and two bathrooms. The attic space that can be used as either a studio or as a bedroom is connected to two terrace-solariums.