BEHF Architects has transformed the interior of a historical bel étage apartment from the Gründerzeit era located in the heart of the historic centre of Vienna, only a few minutes walk from St. Stephen’s Cathedral.
The architects have created a home with a series of spacious spaces and carefully completed and restored unique parts of the original design such as floors, ceilings and doors. The apartment that boast a mix of contemporary and historical features consists of bright, high-ceilinged rooms with parquet floorings which add detail and texture to the space. The walls of the entire apartment are painted white and feature the original stuccos which are preserved.
Behind the doors, every room has its own original, unique atmosphere that stems from the long history of the apartment. A series of bespoke furniture pieces have been added sparsely in a way to highlight the rooms and their spaciousness.
As a result, BEHF has enhanced the feeling of the apartment being one large, continuous space in which history and modernity enter a dialogue to introduce contemporary elements that harmoniously blend with an imperialistic style.