Open spaces are fashionable in private homes, especially in large cities. Seduced by designs such as Nordic minimalism (and its commitment to clear tones and natural light), more and more people are choosing to invest in spacious and well located loft-style flats. The loft is a type of property with many unique qualities but at the end of the day, it is always the taste of the owner that makes all the difference. Next, we analyse what it means to live in a loft-style flat in Barcelona.
The first thing to keep in mind is that the outside lighting is going to make a big difference. Residents will experience the pleasant feeling of having clear and homogeneous light in most rooms, particularly in living rooms and dining rooms. In the bedrooms, however, natural light can seep through in different ways, although it is always possible to make the maximum use of it. Numerous studies confirm the benefits of receiving lots of natural light at home. The same can be said about the improvements in the home's ventilation.
We cannot forget the great sense of space a room can portray. A home free from clutter will help you avoid feeling claustrophobic and accentuates the contrast between the home and the urban environment. This is coupled with the versatility of the owner to perform all kinds of actions in the home or to vary the layout of the furniture. In addition, as this type of property is on the top floor, it is safe from burglars.
Engel & Völkers has several flats that meet the above criteria in its catalogue in Barcelona, specifically in the central district of Gracia. This is where a duplex loft flat was built in 1945 and was intensely and excellently refurbished in 2004. Features such as wooden stairs and high-quality laminate flooring are combined with the heating system by means of a heat pump, thus providing the entire property adequate warmth.
Also in Gracia, and more specifically in the neighbourhood of La Salud, you will find this exclusive duplex with terrace, right next to the popular Güell Park. Just like the previous property, this one has a long history and has recently been renovated. This is why its interior combines the decoration of the mid 20th century with modern comforts and facilities. The 65 sqm terrace is the most seductive space of this apartment that guarantees a quiet life.