Flat on the Georgetown Canal

The clients, a South American couple, commissioned FORMA to totally re-design this 1500sf two bedroom/two bath flat on the Canal in Georgetown, to be used as their US pied-a-térre. The difficult floor-plan is triangular in shape, with large exposed concrete columns marching through it, and it incorporates as interior space a second balcony off the north facade. FORMA's approach was to open up as much as possible all the interior spaces (especially the kitchen), and use mirrors, translucent resin as well as reflective panels in key locations, in order to create longer vistas throughout. Wide plank wood flooring, custom cabinetry, back-painted glass panels and beautiful textured wall panels come together to create an amazing environment that is flooded with daylight during the day, but becomes intimate and sublime once the sun sets.

The project was featured in the Fall 2012 issue of HOME & DESIGN magazine
http://www.homeanddesign.com/article.asp?article=21346&paper=97&cat=176

For "Before" and "After" photos of the project see the YouTube Video at: http://tinyurl.com/b6cyf3d
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Wide plank wood flooring, custom cabinetry, back-painted glass panels and beautiful textured wall panels come together to create an amazing environment that is flooded with daylight during the day, but becomes intimate and sublime once the sun sets.
“floors, wall unit” — livehighstyle
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An eco-smart alcohol-based fireplace is installed under the new flatscreen monitor that acts as a TV receiver as well as the computer monitor in case work needs to be done. Artwork is by AndreasCharalambous.com. Custom floating concrete cocktail table is by chachafurniture.com
“Пространство вокруг ТВ” — brigxtr
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The guest bedroom that takes over the triangular space adjacent to the old balcony was fitted with moveable European-size beds sharing a built-in headboard and floating nightstands. Custom resin sliding doors allow the light in, even when the doors are closed for privacy.
“Licht” — wohnliebe
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The 1,500-square-foot space is opened up so long vistas give the illusion of a larger size. The open plan incorporates the living and dining areas, a wet bar/study where the second balcony was and two master bedroom suites with a dine-in kitchen.
“lighting” — ykramer
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The difficult floor plan is triangular in shape with large exposed concrete columns marching through it, and it incorporates as interior space a second balcony off the north facade.
“Color scheme” — niquey787
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An eco-smart alcohol-based fireplace is installed under the new flatscreen monitor that acts as a TV receiver as well as the computer monitor in case work needs to be done. Artwork is by AndreasCharalambous.com. Custom floating concrete cocktail table is by chachafurniture.com
“Fireplace” — biricim
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The triangular second balcony space that had already been incorporated into interior space by the previous owners now houses a wet bar that engages the concrete column on one side and a study area on the other side of the column.
“Style” — leefoosang
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The master bathroom is totally renovated and incorporates a double-trough vanity, custom cabinetry and a wall of glass tile over a Thassos white floor.
“lavado” — cristy_vos
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The master bathroom includes a generous steam bath/shower with multiple ceiling showerheads, a handheld shower and body sprays, a hand-held bidet and warming towel rack.
“Hand-held bidet?” — heidiburnard
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The custom wood headboard and nightstands are backlit with LED lighting in a cove cut-out as well as around the perimeter of it. A balcony with views to the Georgetown canal is to the right.
“The custom wood headboard and nightstands are backlit with LED lighting in a cove cut-out as well as” — goodchick
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The guest bathroom is fitted with custom vanities and cabinetry, a hand-held bidet and Thassos white marble on the walls and floors.
“Bidet” — henrydo
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Even the tight walk-in shower in the guest bathroom is fitted with Italian glass wall tiles and a rainforest showerhead.
“single sink with double facets” — lasharp123
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FORMA's approach was to open up as much as possible all the interior spaces, especially the kitchen, and use mirrors, translucent resin as well as reflective panels in key locations, in order to create longer vistas throughout.
“tight” — keychee
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The old kitchen that was blocked out and dark is now fitted with beautiful Poliform cabinetry, European stainless steel appliances, back-painted glass backsplashes, quartz countertops and LED lighting.
“Sleek.” — cmoroye
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The opening between the kitchen and the rest of the apartment is doubled in size to allow views and light into the rest of the apartment. A dramatic ceiling articulation and light fixture add a wow factor to the eat-in breakfast area.
“The color of the table and the chairs.” — Chuanxin Hu
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The clients, a South American couple, commissioned FORMA to totally re-design this 1,500 two-bedroom, two-bath flat on the Canal in Georgetown to be used as their U.S. pied-a-térre.
“Nice” — keychee
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The African mask against the textured wall panel is a plank mask from the region of Bondoukou, Cote D'Ivoire. It is called a Bedu mask and is used in ceremonies directed to counter illnesses, promote fertility and strengthen the village.
“TV built-ins (dark and white contrast)” — thuy001
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The custom millwork throughout is designed by the architects and built by local cabinet makers. The custom floating concrete slab is from chachafurniture.com.
“The custom millwork throughout is designed by the architects and built by local cabinet makers. The” — tmatar
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“Transformation” — zatch2013
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