Welcome to our gallery featuring the gorgeous modern rustic Parwółki/Masuria project, a home designed by Jam Kolektyw.
The owners dreamt of a lakeside summer cottage. They wanted an old house to be renovated. When they found a plot near a lake with an old barn in need of total renovation, they decided to purchase it.
The barn was built over 80 years ago, in 1932, and was in deplorable condition. The wooden structure itself was the only element in good shape.
The renovation included the construction of new walls, electrics installation, and the addition of a modern sewage system. New floors were created, walls were insulated, and a fire place was built.
The interior of the newly refreshed house was painted white, while a terrace was built and windows were installed throughout.
The house was designed by AA S.C. Anatol and Anna Kuczyńscy and Agnieszka Suchora, the owner and interior designer. Furniture was selected at flea markets, bought at auctions, and found at IKEA. The brick walls, wooden structure, and roof are the only remaining original components.
We hope you enjoy this charming summer cottage, and that it inspires your own renovations and dream projects!
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Photography by: Jola Skóra
The original barn structure has been completely gutted and redone, with rustic styled wood wrapping the exterior. Vertical expanses of windows open the interior up.
With this large vertical shot, we see the entire open-plan space which the home revolves around. Kitchen, dining, and living room areas spread out beneath a grand loft.
Beneath the catwalk-like edge of the loft, the dining area stands centered around a wrought iron and natural wood table. White shelving floating on white brick wall stands between a pair of doorways with exposed wood beam lintels.
The dark metal and rich wood table creates a beautiful contrast in the white space, over aged, lighter hued hardwood flooring.
The black railings above mirror the table construction below, as well as the sleek black lower kitchen cabinets.
The kitchen stands as a compact collection of sleek cabinetry and countertops, brushed metal appliances, and discrete storage. A lengthy window stands in place of a backsplash.
With hanging storage and free standing metal shelving to the right, the cozy kitchen makes the most of its corner of the room.
With a more vertical look, we see the rustic wood storage drawers below the cabinetry, helping connect the modern countertops to the aged building.
Moving into the living room space, we see an old restored wood chair in front of a traditional black pot-belly stove.
Viewed from above, the living room is defined by the twin white pillars at center. White sofa and block-shape coffee table comprise most of the furniture, below exposed natural beams framing the entry windows.
Across the expanse of hardwood flooring we see the grand, full height windows over the doorway. The terrace extends naturally from the interior, with a full dining set outdoors.
Around the white dining room wall, we find a bedroom continuing the theme of white on hardwood flooring. Intricate wood panel ceiling hangs above.
This secondary bedroom exemplifies the rustic style of the home, with an ancient metal frame bed standing over white painted flooring.
An aged wood block is used as a breakfast tray.
Here we see a second mattress and bed setting stored beneath the frame, which stands on casters.
With multiple sets of windows throughout the home, each space is filled with natural light.
Upstairs, the loft holds the primary bedroom at center, beneath the vaulted ceiling.
The bathroom is filled with white tones, as the rest of the home, but placed over tile flooring.
In front of the open-design shower we see the unique hybrid pedestal sink with white cabinetry built around it.
The white-on-white theme allows for a surprising amount of detail, with wall mounted shelving appearing throughout the bathroom.
At the rear of the home, we see this brick structure, dotted with pottery and gardening supplies.
The dining set on the terrace features a natural wood table and set of wicker chairs, with shade provided by nearby trees.
Moving back, we see a shaded space defined by ivy, with a hammock at center.
At dusk, the interior glows throughout the environment through large format windows that blur the line between indoors and outdoors.
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