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Historic railway shed in Argentina gets converted into a family home

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A railway shed gets transformed into a family home chalk full of design inspiration by architecture and decoration studio Pragmata, located in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The stunning country home was designed to resemble a recycled barn, paying homage to traditional architecture with plenty of unique design features. A second home for the client’s, this was a fantasy they had dreamed up to renovate an old structure and preserve it back to its original integrity. The home resembles something of a mix between a New York loft and a Creole ranch property, referencing old village stations with black iron sheets, brick flooring, spacious galleries and decorative wooden eaves. The double height volume of the open plan living and dining area offers an industrial-rustic aesthetic with exposed brick walls and a steel spiral staircase that leads up to a mezzanine level. This level offers a wonderful entertainment area with a pool table. On one side of the house is a spacious kitchen designed as an annex to the home. The master bedroom suite is also on this side of the home, allowing for privacy from the children’s bedrooms which are on the opposite side. Intriguing elements in the design scheme includes steel (lamps, door frames, staircase), preserved features from the old railway (foxes, pulleys, wheels) and country life (economic kitchen appliances). This home combines the very best of modern day amenities with the spirit of the past.

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What We Love: The unique history of this home is very inspiring, the exposed brick walls are beautiful and the industrial aesthetic in a country atmosphere is really quite unique. There are so many cool design details in this impressive home, but best of all, we always love a great conversion!

Have a look at some other fascinating inspiration from here on 1 Kindesign of homes that lived their past lives as a railway station:

Historic railway cottage in The Netherlands

Train station transformed into an impressive home

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Photos: Javier Csecs for Espacio Living

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