George Orwell Apartment: Historic Penthouse Redesign in Barcelona

The George Orwell Apartment in Barcelona, Spain, designed by CULTO Interior Design in 2022, showcases a harmonious blend of historic architectural features and contemporary elegance. This 125 sqm penthouse apartment, part of a 1769 building’s extensive renovation, boasts a natural color palette and clean, curated lines that create a timeless oasis in the heart of the city. Thoughtfully designed elements, such as glass-panel walls and slimline wardrobes, maximize natural light and unobstructed views, while the 125 sqm terrace offers a private outdoor living and entertaining space.

Modern, minimalist living room with wooden beams, white walls, gray sofa, and abstract wall art.
A modern dining room with wooden beams, a brass chandelier, and orange leather chairs.
Minimalist kitchen design with wooden beams, dark marble countertops, and sleek, modern fixtures.
Sleek modern kitchen with wood paneled walls, stainless steel appliances, and hanging cooking utensils.
Serene bedroom with exposed wood beams, minimal decor, and black platform bed.
Minimalist bedroom with gray upholstered headboard, wood-tone bedside table, and open metal shelving.
Elegant bedroom with a canopy bed, wooden beams, and minimalist decor.
Modern bathroom with sleek black vanity, round mirror, and lush greenery for an inviting look.
Minimalist bathroom with a freestanding tub, wooden ladder, and contemporary decor.
Tropical-inspired outdoor living space with thatched roof, lush greenery, and rustic furnishings.

About George Orwell Apartment

Timeless Sanctuary in the Heart of Barcelona

Nestled within the historic fabric of Barcelona, the George Orwell Apartment by CULTO Interior Design offers a harmonious blend of classic architecture and contemporary elegance. Designed in 2022, this stunning penthouse project showcases the team’s vision of creating a gentle contrast between the original timber beams and clean, modern lines.

Outdoor Oasis

Stepping outside, the 125 sq m terrace serves as a private haven where the homeowners can cook, dine, relax, and entertain guests. Shaded by twin pergolas, the alfresco living and dining areas flow seamlessly into a cozy lounge space and a secluded “love nest” corner. The earthy palette of rough-cut teak furniture and discreet lighting heightens the sense of romantic intrigue, while the lush landscaping with tropical and native plants creates a year-round visual delight.

Light-Filled Interiors

Transitioning indoors, the open-plan living space is characterized by a natural color scheme and clean, unobtrusive elements. Glass-panel walls maximize natural illumination, complemented by the understated elegance of the slimline wardrobes. The living room’s Nordic-inspired blue sofa provides a captivating focal point, while the adjacent dining area features a sleek, round table surrounded by modern, curved chairs.

Culinary Haven

The kitchen seamlessly blends form and function, with a striking black marble island serving as the heart of the space. Sleek, dark cabinetry provides ample storage, while the integrated wine fridge and high-end appliances cater to the homeowners’ culinary passions. Rustic textures, such as the exposed timber beams, lend a timeless charm to the contemporary design.

Serene Sanctuary

In the bedroom, a grand four-poster bed commands attention, its brass frame complementing the neutral color palette. A freestanding bathtub takes center stage in the luxurious ensuite bathroom, enhanced by a rounded mirror and discreet lighting fixtures. The combination of natural materials, including teak and marble, creates a tranquil, spa-like atmosphere, reinforcing the project’s overall sense of relaxation and escapism.

The George Orwell Apartment by CULTO Interior Design is a true oasis in the heart of Barcelona, seamlessly blending the city’s historic charm with contemporary design. Through their thoughtful curation of materials, lighting, and spatial planning, the design team has crafted a timeless sanctuary that invites its residents to unwind and immerse themselves in the serene beauty of their surroundings.

Photography by Elton Rocha
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- by Matt Watts