A "Two-Apartments-in-One" Shared Barcelona Home — House Tour

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Identify: Pere and Marta
Location: Gracia — Barcelona, Spain.
Dimension: 970 sq. ft
Years lived in: 7 years, rented

Pere has been residing on this Barcelona condominium for seven years; a very long time for a rental. And much more spectacular while you be taught he is been sharing it with considered one of his finest associates. How has such a feat of rental roommate relations been achieved? It is due to the condominium’s distinctive structure: Pere and his buddy Marta share the kitchen and the lavatory, however they every have their very own separate front room and bed room on both aspect of the condominium. It is like having two little residences in a single!

The condominium’s informal, bohemian vibes mirror the artistic, inventive Gracia neighborhood it is positioned in. Mix the excessive ceilings and the gorgeous flooring with all of Pere and Marta’s classic furnishings and secondhand finds, and the result’s a house the place each merchandise appears to have one thing to disclose concerning the streets and the individuals of Barcelona.

This “two-in-one” condominium is a transparent demonstration that another person’s trash could be any person else’s treasure (and that the key to a protracted profitable roommate relationship may simply be separate residing rooms).

Pere solutions the survey questions beneath:

Condominium Remedy Survey:

Our Model: I might say it is a “no matter I like” type. Mixing classic, recycling, industrial and ’70s type.

Inspiration: I like artwork, touring, structure. And my ardour for movie is mirrored in my home.

Favourite Ingredient: Undoubtedly my terrace!

Largest Problem: Having no cash for adornment! That is why we’ve got a lot secondhand furnishings…Although all through these seven years, as our salaries have elevated, we’ve got modified a lot of issues.

What Associates Say: They just like the condominium and the “two-in-one” risk.

Largest Embarrassment: The home windows and the doorways are so previous that they do not shut correctly… in winter it is not good in any respect!!

Proudest DIY: The “origami” birds in my bed room. Sooner or later I used to be with some associates and we began doing the little birds…once they left, I made a decision to hold them from the ceiling. I am very pleased with myself as a result of they appear actually good!

Largest Indulgence: The Castiglioni (an Italian designer) lamp. It was actually costly however it was completely value it.

Greatest Recommendation: The type of the condominium has to respect your persona. Do not buy issues as a result of they’re in style or somebody says it is good for you. You’re the ones who dwell there, so it’s a must to be snug and proud of your house.

Dream Sources: Freude Von Freuden, The Selby, Socialist Modernism Instagram account, AOO, El Recibidor, Fust’am


Graffiti — Zosen Bandido
Cupboard — Ikea
Mirror — secondhand store
Classic phone — secondhand store

Eating desk — base from Ikea, high from a wooden store
Chairs — Ikea
Cupboard — Ikea
Chandeliers — Ikea
Espresso desk — Habitat
Couch — Wallapop
Pillows — Calma House
Planters — Ikea
Illustrations — Mirilla
Little armchair — discovered on the street
Ceiling lamp over couch — habitat.internet
Little birds hanging from the ceiling — La-a
Rug — Ikea

Mattress — Ikea
Desk Lamp — Ikea
Desk — Leg from Ikea, high from wooden discovered on the street
Chair — Discovered on the street
Drawer — El Taller

Espresso desk — Meuble
Ceiling lamp — Castigloni
Couch — Ikea
Cupboard — From the road
Eating desk — Ikea
Chairs — From the road. They’re unique Marcel Breuer chairs.
Cabinets — Ikea
Blue horse — Belonged to Pere’s grandfather
Image above cupboard — David Hockney “A greater Splash” from the Tate Gallery in London

Drawer — Ikea
Mattress — Ikea
Bedside desk — Ikea
Carpet — Crochetismos
Illustration “Theodor Twombly” from the film “her” — Hey Studio
Tennis Illustration — Alexis Nolla
Batman and Robin illustrations — Forma
Carton deer — Curiosite
Ceiling lamp — Habitat
Shelving — Norman Foster
Fish hanging from the ceiling — Flensted Mobiles
Illustrations from the shelving — Mirilla

Drawer — Ikea
Lamp — Ikea
White planter — Casa Atlantica
Cactus planter — Matagalan

Desk — Ikea

Thanks, Pere!

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