Turin Foothills: A 20th-Century Italian Apartment Reimagined
In Turin, Italy, famed for its rich history and Baroque architecture, sits the Turin Foothills apartment. Designer Matteo Magnabosco masterfully revitalized this early twentieth-century home in 2023, merging its historical essence with modern sophistication.
With its distinctive pentagonal blueprint, the residence boasts renovated herringbone parquet and restored “cementine” concrete tiles, quintessential of its era. Warm neutral palettes blend with bespoke furnishings, crafting an ambiance where bygone elegance seamlessly intertwines with contemporary design.
About Turin Foothills
Set in Turin’s historic heart, an early 20th-century apartment recently experienced a transformative revival, masterfully blending its rich history with modern aesthetics.
Historical Revival with Modern Flair
Over the years, various alterations had diminished the apartment’s initial allure. However, through this meticulous renovation, its historical resonance springs back to life. Notably, the distinctive pentagonal layout, once overlooked, now beautifully enhances a straight corridor. Consequently, this reimagined design effortlessly accommodates today’s urban living.
A Fusion of Classic and Contemporary
During the renovation, the iconic “cementine” – those colored concrete tiles reminiscent of the building’s bygone era – found their luster again. Similarly, skilled craftsmen carefully restored the herringbone parquet on-site. Meanwhile, warm neutral hues, paired seamlessly with elegant wallpapers, breathe life into the rooms, gifting them an ethereal charm. Custom-designed furnishings, made to perfection, snugly fit the apartment’s unique contours. Furthermore, every piece, from the eclectic lighting fixtures to the bespoke decor, is a testament to the pinnacle of contemporary design. And, when combined with the apartment’s airy, spacious ambiance, the result is simply mesmerizing.
Photography by Pepe Fotografia
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