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photo shoots. So Karl drew up renovation
plans to make it comfortable for living and
also adaptable for shoots. To fill this tall
order, all furniture, including the kitchen
island, is on wheels so it can slide away.
The old rickety iron ladder-stairs were
replaced by a soaring cement staircase to
the second-floor bed-and-bath mezzanine.
Striking but simple, with clean lines, it
set the tone for the pared-back all-white
space. Poured concrete flooring finished
with a hard-wearing resin reflects the light
that streams in, and the contemporary
designer furnishings are fuss-free.
“It’s lovely with all that natural light,”
says Vikki. “It’s got the feel of a spacious,
u ncluttered hotel room.”
The loft turned out as they’d envisioned,
adds Karl. “We worked with a Spanish
builder who didn’t speak a word of English
so the drawings were crucial.”
Linking the old home and the new
studio/loft are patios and lush courtyards
with secluded, mysterious corners and
ABOVEIn the main house, a wooden chair found by the road fits under the stairs. ABOVE
RIGHTThe sitting room has worn leather chairs – for comparable chairs, try Ambassador de
Buenos Aires – and a Moroccan tray table from a flea market. For pieces with a Moroccan feel,
go to Pantoufle. The skull with horns was from eBay. RIGHTIn the master bedroom of the main
house, furnishings include a simple Spanish chair, rosary beads and an antique quilted bedspread.
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