In a residential area in the center of Poznań, Poland, lies an architectural gem that dates back to 1943 and has been restored by the passionate custodians of this historical treasure, Agnieszka and Piotr Kuczynski, to create this beautiful I was reborn as a home. A deal was signed in 2014 and their design journey began. Withstood the weight of 70 years, the house has retained its original character, unaffected by the passage of time.
Their vision was born after years of meticulous exploration, resulting in a harmonious fusion of past and present. The home’s functional layout stayed true to its roots. The ground floor, the center of daily life, seamlessly blends the kitchen, dining room, living room and discreet toilet. If you go up to the upper floor, you will find a bedroom and a bathroom. The historic elements remain intact, a testament to the pair’s commitment to preservation.
This house had one major drawback. That is the lack of natural light, especially on his first floor. This solution was bold and brilliant. We removed unnecessary walls and freed up space above the living room to create a towering, sun-drenched haven. A black staircase was painted on the wooden floor, and the uniform off-white walls with a subtle sheen became the canvas for the story. This neutral backdrop amplifies expressive art and furniture, bringing life to every nook and cranny.
Contemporary pieces designed by Peter himself coexist harmoniously with vintage treasures collected over the years. A mezzanine level created by removing part of the ceiling and walls provides space for a wardrobe and oak furniture. This Poznań mansion is a testament to Agnieszka and Piotr’s unwavering commitment to preserving history while embracing the future. Thoughtful restoration preserves a home’s identity while enriching it with new-found aesthetic and functional values, creating a more fulfilling living experience.