Stockholm-based Richard Lindvall was asked to convert an old embassy building into a private family apartment. His unique vision of a minimal family home is stunningly modern. With a similar feel to a gallery space, three walls were removed to create one large 85 sq. metre space, which includes a kitchen, dining and living area.
The grey palette was built using concrete, brushed steel and valchromat, the wood fibre panel chosen for its durability and colour saturation. In chic contrast to the grey tones are three brass cubes, built to serve as a kitchen island, a closet and a coffee table.
Both floor and walls in the bathrooms are built of concrete, and then covered with blasted limestone from the island of Gotland, Sweden. A giant concrete bathtub in the main bathroom accommodates the entire family of 5 people!
Lindvall’s design is simultaneously functional and beautiful, spectacular and minimalist, exclusive but welcoming. Leave it to those Scandinavians to get it right…
PHOTOGRAPHY: Mikael Axelsson