Today, let me show an old blacksmith studio built in 1930 converted into a great holiday home in Greece.
This space was renovated by Dorte Mandrup-Poulsen, Louis Becker and Jens Thomas Arnfred, three Danish Architects who happen to be friends too.
Eight years ago, they decided to buy this old blacksmith’s warehouse on the Greek island of Lesbos so they could all go on holidays together with their respective families, isn’t this wonderful!?
The 1930s building had been abandoned for years before they started redesigning the space. Originally made of a single open room, they built a wooden structure in one end to make room for beds, a small kitchen area and a bathroom. The thing I love the most, besides their choice of materials: concrete, wood and metal, is that they made a point of preserving the old features that give the space so much character: the traditional iron stove, the original iron windows which are just beautiful and frame the seaside views throughout the home, the old blacksmith equipment, and metal tables as seen below.And the good news is that this house and a few others are available for rentals.
What did you think of this home?